Man Crosses English Channel With Balloon-Power

Taking a page from Pixar's Up, American Jonathan Trappe made a fantastic journey across the English Channel via helium balloons.

Ultimately, his journey proved successful, and Trappe landed in a French cabbage patch. He's the first person to accomplish such a feat, but it was not his first balloon trip.

Trappe hitched a bunch of balloons to a chair, but his rig was a little more complex than a toy or the house in 'Up.' He took navigation equipment, tracking devices and an oxygen system along for the ride, which was approved by aviation officials.

Link - via gothamist

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by nmiller.

Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Man Crosses English Channel With Balloon-Power"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More