Saturday, September 19, 2020

 A Very Unlikely Flight Crew

That would be a duck, a rooster and a sheep.  In a hot air balloon in front of  King Louis XV and his lovely wife Marie Antoinette in a demonstration on September 19, 1783,  of the possibilities of flight. This test flight  took place over the fields of Versailles.  

This first test flight went well; it was up for eight minutes and covered two miles before making a safe landing.

Neither the sheep nor the duck nor the rooster were available. for comment. 

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