After tying 45 helium-filled weather balloons to his lawn chair, Walters the “Lawn Chair Pilot,” defied all of the people who thought he was a complete nutcase and actually flew straight up out of his backyard… and into controlled airspace.
Walters assumed he could descend easily and safely by using his pellet gun to shoot the balloons one at a time, but things didn’t go exactly to plan. He ended up landing on some power lines, causing a blackout in a neighborhood in Long Beach, and SHOULD have dropped to his death.
But he didn’t. For forty-five minutes, Larry Walters flew. He flew. [read]