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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Man using cluster balloons lands in Newfoundland


    YORK HARBOR, Newfoundland (AP) — A balloonist who was trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons landed short of his goal in Newfoundland.

    Jonathan Trappe reported that he was having trouble controlling his balloons before landing Thursday evening just south of York Harbor, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He touched down safely and required no medical attention.....more......

    This doesn't look like France.....lol....

    He should feel very lucky IMO!

    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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  2. #2
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    Aug 2006
    central Georgia, USA

    When I was a kid I dreamed of doing this. (Well, not trans-Atlantic, LOL, but for just a little ways, anyhow!)

  3. #3
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    Jun 2004

    Brought to mind, as we called him back then"lawn chair dude", from quite a few years back. Decades ago.

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