Lawnchair Larry flight, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Lawnchair Larry flight

Lawnchair balloon pilot

Date of Birth: 19-Apr-1949

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: 06-Oct-1993

Profession: truck driver, balloonist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Lawnchair Larry flight

  • The 45-minute successful flight of Larry Walters on July 2, 1982, was in a homemade airship made of an ordinary patio chair and 45 helium-filled weather balloons.
  • The aircraft rose to an altitude of over 15,000 feet (4,600 m) and floated from the point of takeoff in San Pedro, California, into and violating controlled airspace near Los Angeles International Airport.
  • During the landing, the aircraft became entangled in power lines, but Walters was able to safely climb down.
  • The flight attracted worldwide media attention and inspired a later movie and imitators.

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