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Today in aviation history – 10th May

On 10th May 1789 the first air balloon flight was carried out in Poland. It was conducted by Jean Pierre François Blanchard, a French inventor and aerostation pioneer. The flight took about 49 minutes and it was Blanchard’s 34th successful flight. A witness to this event was a Polish monarch – Stanisław August Poniatowski.

Autor: Redakcja Świat

Redakcja Świat