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    Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    BEND, Oregon (AP) -- Riding a green lawn chair supported by a rainbow array of more than 150 helium-filled party balloons, Kent Couch took off Saturday in a third bid to fly from central Oregon all the way to Idaho.

    Couch kissed his wife and kids goodbye, and patted their shivering Chihuahua, Isabella, before his ground crew gave him a push so he could clear surrounding light poles and a coffee cart.

    Then, clutching a big mug of coffee, Couch rose out of the parking lot of his gas station into the bright blue morning sky, cheered by a crowd of spectators.

    "If I had the time and money and people, I'd do this every weekend," Couch said before getting into the chair. "Things just look different from up there. You've moving so slowly. The best thing is the peace, the serenity..............
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/05/lawnchair.balloons.ap/index.html

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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    What does he do when he has to take a dump?

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    Isn't that the redneck style LOL. on a lawn chair and 150 balloons
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    Is this the same guy who did it last year around this time also?
    But I remember that guy took off with a six pack of bud...LOL



    The FAA gave the guy one big ass fine also.
    He was arrested apon landing.....





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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    Is this the same guy who did it last year around this time also?
    But I remember that guy took off with a six pack of bud...LOL



    The FAA gave the guy one big jiggly butt fine also.
    He was arrested apon landing.....



    I remember that, it was on PP.O also lol ;D
    But how stupid can you be, not only trying it but trying it with a lawn chair and 150 balloons LOL
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    The guy is an idiot.
    If I want to fly (boy do I want to fly) I think I'll try this Dutchman's product:

    http://www.pal-v.com/

    [img width=450 height=67]http://www.pal-v.com/images/palv2.jpg[/img]


    Suprised you didn't mention this Mr. H. ;D

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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    "Mr-holland" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    Is this the same guy who did it last year around this time also?

    But I remember that guy took off with a six pack of bud...LOL




    The FAA gave the guy one big jiggly butt fine also.
    He was arrested apon landing.....




    I remember that, it was on PP.O also lol ;D
    But how stupid can you be, not only trying it but trying it with a lawn chair and 150 balloons LOL
    I'de love to see the dum ass fly into a flock of Canadian Geese....LMAO,
    Crash and Burn....


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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    He made it to Idaho and landed safe and sound. From the report he plans to do it several times. He has a lot of safety features on the trip and even though he may be in a lawn chair, it is put into a kind of safety
    "cage." He also has a parachute and a GPS device.
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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    He made it to Idaho and landed safe and sound. From the report he plans to do it several times. He has a lot of safety features on the trip and even though he may be in a lawn chair, it is put into a kind of safety
    "cage." He also has a parachute and a GPS device.



    Where's that info coming from
    Cojo?






    Because the last guy that did the same thing, got arrested and fined big time by the FAA......He's a hazared not only to himself, but people flying small aircraft and many other things and ways I could mention.....he may have landed safely, but I bet the authoritys where there to great him....








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    Re: Adventurer flies on lawn chair lifted by 150 balloons

    Ore. man completes flight of fancy - in lawn chair

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080706/ap_on_re_us/lawn_chair_balloonist

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