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Flight in a lawn chair (O/T but related to flying)

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Got this from AVflash today. Couldn't stop laughing. Thought I might share it with you guys.Enjoy!LAWN CHAIR LARRY RELIVED: On July 2, Adam Savage was contracted by anAustralian TV company to re-create the flight of Lawn Chair Larry for an upcoming special on urban legends. You may remember the story of Larry Walters, who in 1982 tied more than a few helium balloons (about 45) to his lawn chair in the hopes of hovering above his backyard. Walters ended up over the Pacific Ocean where he was rescued ... after floating over Los Angeles, through LAX's airspace and reaching 16,000 feet. Savage's flight took him to a relatively modest 50-100 feet and after 12 minutes of filming, his BB gun helped him return safely to earth.

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I remember when this happened. According to the news reports at the time they first became aware of this guy when a commercial pilot reported "Tower, you've got a guy in a lawn chair at 16,000 feet."

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I can imagine the faces :-eek of the commercial pilot and the guy in the control tower. :-lol

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