And, having just dragged my sorry cadaver out of bed, Let me answer a few comments.
First off; No this is not the only bar in Skyhaven, it's just the one that's Literally about twenty feet from the Zeppelin hangars; Location, location, Location and all that rot. 90% of the time it's packed with Zepp crews on leave, so the owner of the bar is probably the only legitimate businessman in the entire city.
The Blue Ridge
, as a retrofit cargo hauler turned light carrier, has a crew of around 45 people, not including aircrew. Most ships of its type have only eight engines, and, once the cargo boxes on the underside have been stripped, It'll be lighter and faster, with a rather sizeable internal bay used for plane storage and booty.
As for who gets to be flight leader, that's an in-character decision; If someone's ballsy enough, or insane enough to say 'Hey there, this is what we should do, and here's why' they're a bit more likely to get a promotion, even if it's a smack to the back of the head and being saddled with *shudder* responsibility.
Now, as for the internals of the Blue Ridge; well, about 85% of its volume is taken up by the internal gas cells that keep it afloat; In fact, Helium sales is probably the only legitimate export Free Colorado has. The Engine pods are all self-contained units with individual fuel supplies all drawn off of two central tanks; Like most freight haulers, it's unlikely to have more than eight or so light MGs as 'deterrence', so a major influence, on a defensive front, is upgrading the engines and guns from 'Slow and useless' to 'Not-slow and dangerous'
The Entire mid-section of the Zeppelin, like practically Every zepp made after 1934, has a Rolls-Royce Rotary Craft hangar; a large, rather wheel-like contraption that can carry a half-dozen planes in 'ready-to-launch' positions; when launching a plane, the 'spoke' extends out over a belly hatch and literally drops the plane nose-first out of the open hatch. (note: Do not try an emergency launch less than 1000 feet from the ground; It ends... poorly) Forward of the hangar is the main internal cargo bay, which can carry approximately the equivalent of Four rail shipping containers; Not as much as the external bays, and not nearly as easy to empty out, but it's well-protected, and is reinforced enough for people to use the empty bay as an excercise yard.
Just above the actual pilot's cab (the big metal pod right at the underside of the nose) is the crew quarters; usually split into four levels, depending on crew number; the quarters are generally small, approximately fifteen feet by ten wide, and most have portholes so off-duty crew can watch the scenery. The Pilot's cab itself is basically the bridge of the zepp, containing the controls, the main radio, and, defensively, at least four sets of guns. It also has, (in this case, at least) a private lounge so Miss Lamarr can at least 'talk shop' with any persons of interest without being spied on.
And yes; Haibane, that's the IC thread; feel free to jump right in whenever you like.