Blanchard Dihydrogène Balloon
Dihydrogen Balloon Jean-Pierre Blanchard.
The first flight over the English Channel was on the 7th January 1785, between Dover and Guînes, in 2h25 carrying J.P.Blanchard and John Jeffries.
Aeronaut Jean-Pierre Blanchard had made 66 flights in several countries, when he died in 1809 after having been hardly injured in an accident in 1808.
Blanchard and Jeffries crossing the Channel in 1785