danny-deckchair.jpg36-year-old Jonathan Trappe of Raleigh, N.C., floated across the English Channel Friday, powered only by a colorful cluster of helium-filled balloons.

Achieving every child’s dream, the trained pilot was suspended by nothing more then 54 helium filled-balloons, and at the mercy of channel winds, as he made his historic voyage landing in a lettuce field on French soil.

(READ the story w/photo in the Telegraph — or LISTEN to the story at NPR)

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