Birthplace Of Hot Air Ballooning
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dbrockhouse
N 43° 30.751 W 096° 42.481
14T E 685258 N 4820283
Quick Description: Commemortive etched stone marker giving brief details of the birth and development of hot air ballooning.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2011 7:38:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMAQ9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Sioux Falls based Raven Industries development team led by Ed Yost, under contract with the United States Navy, worked from 1958 through 1960 to develop a self-powered hot air balloon capable of sustained flight. The first flights conducte on Oct. 22, 1960 marked the beginning of a new era of balloon flight. Over the nex decades,the sport of hot air ballooning developed and sprea worldwide with Raven leading the Way.

Raven has also been a major supplier of gas high-altitude balloons.
Group that erected the marker: Sioux Falls Hot Air Balloon Association

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
South Cliff Avenue Southeast Of I-229
Sioux Falls, SD USA

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