1783 – In France, the Montgolfier brothers introduced their Montgolfière (hot air balloon) as their first public demonstration at Annonay in front of a group of dignitaries from the Etats particulars. Its flight covered 2 km (1.2 mi), lasted 10 minutes, and had an estimated altitude of 1,600 - 2,000m (5,200 - 6,600 ft).

The first public demonstration:-