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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Balloon lawnchair flight


Do you remember that fantasy you used to have of tying a bunch of balloons together and flying? Well maybe you never had that fantasy, but I did. Kent Couch, a gas station owner from Oregon, had that same fantasy. So he tied 105 helium balloons to a lawn chair and took off. He traveled over 193 miles to Idaho. With a GPS device in his pocket and a few other gadgets to measure altitude he was able to track his course and speed. The only other things he carried on his lawn chair were some plastic bags full of water to use as ballast. Oh, and I almost forgot. He had a parachute to use if something went wrong and he had to bail out. All in all, pretty cool.

Via CNN: Man flies 193 miles in lawn chair

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1 Comments:

  • This is the official web site for Kent’s balloon ride. We are tying to promote this site as much as possible to help Kent get his chair and camera back.


    http://www.couchballoons.com/

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 17, 2007 2:11 PM  

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