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Man Soars To 15,000ft In Balloon-Rigged Office Chair

After spending two years in training and upwards of £45,000 (~$74K) on the adventure, this was the technical project manager's first ever cluster balloon flight.

He reached a height of 14,783 feet after strapping the industrial-strength balloons to the steel-cased chair and setting off from an airport in North Carolina.

'I took two years before this flight gaining my Federal Aviation Administration licence to fly helium balloons as well as hot air balloons,' said Mr Trappe.

Ung only a sharp knife to burst the balloons, Mr Trappe explained the difference between bursting a normal party balloon and one used in cluster ballooning.

'Every time you burst the balloon there follows a juddering shot,' he said.

Well I guess that's cool but real adventurers don't spend $75K and two years training for an adventure. A REAL adventurer spends $100 at a party gets hammered drunk then they spend all afternoon tying balloons to a patio chair

DaShape Wednesday 1/20/2010 at 09:52 PM | 60490
Crazy son of a bitch! There's no way....
DrenTheLiar Thursday 1/21/2010 at 09:29 PM | 60580