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Reclining on the Tableland....
Reclining on the Tableland. My brother in law floating in the sky. Taken in 1982-about the time that
Larry Walters of Los Angeles said. "I have fulfilled my 20-year dream," said Walters, a former truck driver for a company that makes TV commercials. "I'm staying on the ground. I've proved the thing works.
Larry had purchased 45 thirty three cubic foot capacity helium weather ballons and attached them to a Sears Lawn Chair.
Having a cooler with some Miller Lite and sandwiches and a pellet gun he planned to hover 30 or so feet above his neighborhood. Upon release he shot up into the air eventully reaching 16,000 feet to the mortification of airline pilots and the ire of the FAA. Eventually he used the gun to deflate some balloons and descended to power lines.




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Bill OttYeah...

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the intrepid aeronaut got into big trouble with the FAA. But, can you imagine sitting in a lawn chair at SIXTEEN THOUSAND FEET?!
Posted Jul 27, 2003 2:01 pm

desainmeRe: Yeah...

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I was pretty amazed when I read about it that summer.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 3:15 pm

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desainmeSubmitted by desainme
on Jul 3, 2003 9:12 am

Image ID: 22483
Hits: 2001 
Lat/Lon: 45.89855°N / 68.94058°W
Object Title: Reclining on the Tableland....