Jul 12, 2008
MAN FLIES 235 MILES IN HIS LAWN CHAIR
Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, a 48-year old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert Saturday, landing in a field in Idaho.
Kent Couch created a sensation in the tiny farming community of Cambridge, Idaho, where he touched down safely in a pasture and was soon greeted by dozens of people who gave him drinks of water, local plumber Mark Hetz said. He shot out the balloons to land.
Couch covered about 235 miles in about nine hours after lifting off at dawn from his gas station riding in a green lawn chair rigged with an array of more than 150 giant party balloons.
Bend, Oregon. From Associated Press.