Thirty-Five Years Ago Today, Trans-Atlantic Balloon Shipments Became a Reality!

Not necessarily a safe or cost-effective reality, but a reality when the Double Eagle II, piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Anderson, became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it landed in Miserey, France (after leaving Presque Isle, Maine).

Where transportation is concerned, this was quite a feat!