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In Pictures: Jonathan Trapp Crosses The Channel Tied To Children’s Balloons

by | 28th, May 2010

JONATHAN Trappe is no Richard Heene, father to loft boy Flacon Heene. Trappe is an American adventurer/ asylum seeker, flying over the English Channel to France sat on a chair attached to 54 balloons filled with helium.

The pilot reached as high as 7,500ft, drifted at speeds of up to 25mph and took 4 hours to make the trip.

Having taken off from Kent Gliding Club in Challock, near Ashford, Trappe landed on farmland in Moeres, France.

Next time, when Trappe Budget Airlines takes to the skies to cross the Atlantic, he’ll do it with helium balloons shaped into parrots, footballs and those one with sparkle inside.

Ryan Air is looking at options…



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