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Tomlapaz
  • From:USA

Date Posted:29-06-2016 10:04:24Copy HTML

Sad story of Larry Walters.  Had his time in the sun, having gotten himself airborne via lawn chair and helium balloons.

He ended up flying higher and farther than expected.  He was arrested upon landing, although, the authorities had some difficulty in deciding the charges, etc.

Sad in that, at the age of 44, he committed suicide.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Walters

Lawrence "Larry" Richard Walters, nicknamed "Lawnchair Larry" or the "Lawn Chair Pilot", (April 19, 1949 – October 6, 1993) was an American truck driver[1] who took flight on July 2, 1982, in a homemade airship. Dubbed Inspiration I, the "flying machine" consisted of an ordinary patio chair with 45 helium-filled weather balloons attached to it. Walters rose to an altitude of over 15,000 feet (4,600 m) and floated from his point of origin in San Pedro, California, into controlled airspace near Los Angeles International Airport. His flight was widely reported

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