On 18th Feb 1930, Elm Farm Ollie embarked on a Ford Trimotor in Bismark, Missouri and flew 72 miles to the St Louis International Aeronautical Exposition.
Elm Farm Ollie was a Guernsey cow and was the first cow to fly in a plane. Enroute she was milked by Elsworth M Bunce, giving 24 quarts of milk. Some was packed in cartons and parachuted to the ground before they landed. Charles Lindbergh drank some. So she was also the first cow to be milked in the air.
Well, whaddya know!?
Only in America! LOL Thanks Jem for that gem.
Now it's the airline passengers that get milked.
I thought the first cow to fly in space was the cow that jumped over the moon?
yes but did it get milked by a milking maid on it's way over?
Everybody wants to be first or best at something! Interesting tidbit.
I understand that on landing in St Louis the Trimotor creamed a groundhog that was running across the runway.
Mmmm ! Creamed groundhog. Tastes like chicken ?