Monday, May 30, 2011

Double Eagle II Launch Site

We had a sunny morning (I think our first since we’ve been here) and decided to go exploring. The Double Eagle II Launch Site is just down the road from the park.

[The Trans-Atlantic Balloon Site represents the first hot air balloon, Double Eagle II, to travel across the Atlantic Ocean from the United States to Miserey, France. A memorial park was established in 1981 at the site 5 miles from Presque Isle. The flight was launched August 11, 1978, and arrived in France on August 17, 1978. The pilots were Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman.]

1 comment:

  1. Double Eagle II was a gas-balloon and not a hot-airballoon