The Balloonists

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On a November day 223 years ago Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandre ascended in their Montgolfier balloon to become the first aeronauts. This recent edition of LTC Rolt's classic book is a history of flight before the Wright Brothers. From the first Channel crossing and steam-driven powered flight, to the attempts at ballooning across the Atlantic, it features eye-witness accounts, anecdotes and impeccable research to shed new light on the beginnings of aviation.

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The Balloonists

The Balloonists

The History of the First Aeronauts

Sutton2006

Paperback272pp Illustrated

9780750942027 Product Code: 240008

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On a November day 223 years ago Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandre ascended in their Montgolfier balloon to become the first aeronauts. This recent edition of LTC Rolt's classic book is a history of flight before the Wright Brothers. From the first Channel crossing and steam-driven powered flight, to the attempts at ballooning across the Atlantic, it features eye-witness accounts, anecdotes and impeccable research to shed new light on the beginnings of aviation.

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