Lawnchair Takes Flight with Helium Balloons (Video)

Lawnchair Takes Flight with Helium Balloons (Video)

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In 1982 Larry Walters took flight in his patio chair attached to 45 helium-filled weather balloons. He rose to an altitude of 16,000 feet (3 miles) and floated from his home in San Pedro, California, into federal airspace near Long Beach airport, inspiring the romantic comedy Danny Deckchair. (Great Australian movie!) Last week, an Oregon man fulfilled his dream of flying in a lawn chair.

Kent Couch of Bend Oregon attached 105 helium balloons to his lawn chair and flew 193 miles over two states at altitudes exceeding 12,000 feet. This was his second flight.

WATCH his YouTube video below: