Elm Farm Ollie - OT but Ford

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jem Bowkett, Spalding United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:55 pm:

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!?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:00 pm:

Only in America! LOL Thanks Jem for that gem. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:05 pm:

Now it's the airline passengers that get milked.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Denny Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:13 pm:

Udderly amazing!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dean Kiefer - Adams, MN on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 02:25 pm:

I thought the first cow to fly in space was the cow that jumped over the moon?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 03:09 pm:

yes but did it get milked by a milking maid on it's way over?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 04:32 pm:

Everybody wants to be first or best at something! Interesting tidbit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dale Myers on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 04:38 pm:

I understand that on landing in St Louis the Trimotor creamed a groundhog that was running across the runway.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:20 pm:

Mmmm ! Creamed groundhog. Tastes like chicken ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:28 pm:

Bingham!! ;)


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