Sport ballooning

Fischer 2581-2586 | Michel 2729-2734 | Scott 2433-2438 | Year of issue 1981 | People's Republic of Poland

The Gordon Bennett sport ballooning championship.

2581
2582
2583
Hot air balloon (1783)
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier
and François Laurent d'Arlandes
Balloon (1785)
Jean-Pierre Blanchard
and John Jeffries
Balloon (1850)
Eugène Godard

2584
2585
2586
Balloon "SP-ADS Kościuszko" (1933)
Franciszek Hynek
and Zbigniew Burzyński
Balloon "SP-AMY Polonja II" (1935)
Zbigniew Burzyński
and Władysław Wysocki
Balloon "Double Eagle II" (1978)
Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson
and Larry Newman

Glossary

The Americans Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman made the first transatlantic crossing in a balloon in 1978. On Fischer 2586, P. Newman should be L. Newman.

Relevant pages

Fischer 292-293 issues from 1936
Sheet 71

Resources

Balloon
Coupe Aeronoutique Gordon Bennett - Official site (www.coupegordonbennett.org)
Hot air balloon
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier
Rozier balloon
François Laurent d'Arlandes
Jean-Pierre Blanchard
John Jeffries
Mr & Mrs Eugène Godard (www.aerovision.org)
The Gordon Bennett balloon race of 1934 (www.coupegordonbennett.org)
Tadeusz Kościuszko
Double Eagle II
Ben Abruzzo
Maxie Anderson (www.au.af.mil)
Larry Newman (www.balloonlife.com)