Ore. Man Takes Flight In Lawn Chair

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An Oregon man has taken his lawn chair where few have gone before -- about 13,000 feet up and 200 miles toward Idaho.

Kent Couch says it took about 105 balloons to lift him that high. He was trying to fly from Bend, Oregon to the next state, but fell short of that lofty goal.

He's the latest American to try to repeat the 1982 stunt by Larry Walters, who flew his balloon-powered lounge three miles over Los Angeles.

The 47-year-old gas-station owner describes his flight as the closest he could get to the clouds on a beautiful summer day.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8410472 - kktv.com/a?a=8410472
Gray Television, Inc.