Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Man flies 193 miles in lawn chair

"'When you're a little kid and you're holding a helium balloon, it has to cross your mind,' Couch told the Bend Bulletin.

'When you're laying in the grass on a summer day, and you see the clouds, you wish you could jump on them," he said. "This is as close as you can come to jumping on them. It's just like that.'

Couch is the latest American to emulate Larry Walters -- who in 1982 rose three miles above Los Angeles in a lawn chair lifted by balloons. Walters had surprised an airline pilot, who radioed the control tower that he had just passed a guy in a lawn chair. Walters paid a $1,500 penalty for violating air traffic rules."

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