Aviation Photo #0543408 Chaize JZ25 F12 - Les Montgolfieres d'Annonay

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Nice colourful balloon commemorating the day in 1783 when the world's first ever hot-air balloon was launched in Annonay, France. Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier sent up an unmanned balloon on 04-Jun-1783, and 3 months later launched their first passengers: a sheep, a chicken, and a duck. By the end of 1783 they were carrying people, and the first real aviation flights had begun.
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Photo Added: March 28, 2004

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