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The Transatlantic Balloon Journey: A Visit with Col. Kittinger

August 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In 1984, Joseph William Kittinger II (born July 27, 1928) became the first person to make the solo Transatlantic balloon journey, launching from Caribou.

Col. Kittinger will be visiting Aroostook County for the 2018 15th Annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest and would like to stop by and see the folks who helped make his journey a success. Join us at the Rosie O’Grady site (Kittinger Ave. off of South Main St.) for a meet & greet On August 24 at 1pm.

Joe Kittinger has an amazing aeronautical history and is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot.


August 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm