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School of Ballooning: Pioneer

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1878. The first ballon made at the newly formed School of Ballooning. It had a capacity of 10,000 cubic feet and used hydrogen. The envelope was varnished Cambric and the complete ensamble cost £71. It first flew on the 23rd August.

Sources of Information

  • The Royal Aircraft Factory by Paul R. Hare. ISBN 0-85177-843-7