Real Life Up


It was only a matter of time before someone did it for real. Well, actually it has been done a few times but It still is cool every time I see it. The floating house from Pixar's Up. This was the first time, however, it was pulled off with a human passanger. Jonathan Trappe is a "professional" cluster-balloonist. Check out more images at Geakologie.

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Hi: Yes, I've flown two houses. Both times, there were two people on board. The pool of FAA certificated gas balloon pilots that fly cluster balloon systems is rather small! I was flying both systems-- the NatGeo flying house, and the CasasYes flying house. You will notice the registration number is the same for both: N878UP-- which is my U.S. aircraft registration. You can do an 'N-Number lookup' for that on the FAA website, and also look up my pilot certificate information. -Jonathan R. Trappe
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