A Pioneering Trip Across the English Channel — Transportation History


January 7, 1785 The first-ever flight over the English Channel took place when French inventor and aviation pioneer Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American physician and scientist Dr. John Jeffries (at the time a British resident) traveled over that body of water in a gas balloon. The travel equipment on board the balloon included silk-covered oars for the […]

A Pioneering Trip Across the English Channel — Transportation History

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