Two men flying matching lawn chairs suspended by helium-filled party balloons over Central Oregon last weekend said Tuesday they were floating along peacefully at 14,000 feet when thunderstorms grabbed control of their homemade craft like a giant hand.
Two men flying matching lawn chairs suspended by helium-filled party balloons over Central Oregon last weekend were floating along peacefully at 14,000 feet when thunderstorms grabbed control of their homemade craft like a giant hand.
Four years ago, Kent Couch made headlines by floating through the clouds in a lawn chair hoisted by party balloons from Oregon to Idaho. He's going to fly again, this time with a buddy sitting on a second lawn chair at his side.
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Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, 48-year-old gas station owner Kent Couch realized his boyhood dream Saturday of flying a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled party balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon high desert to...
While the rest of the country is sleeping off Fourth of July revels on Saturday, Kent Couch and a host of volunteers will be up before the sun to blow up 150 giant latex party balloons and tie them with clothesline to his lawn chair for his third try at flying to Idaho.