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Bend (Oregon) in the news ... in Toronto !!!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:18 pm
by Gaev
Wonder if Dave knows this guy (Gas Station owner in Bend, Oregon) who made the news in Toronto's (and Canada's) largest circulation newspaper ... ... for making a flight from Bend (Oregon) to neighbouring Cambridge (Idaho) in a home-made contraption using a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled party balloons ... and a BB gun to shoot the balloons when it was time to descend :shock: .

Also wondering if NeoSoftware was one of his local sponsors :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:46 pm
by domino
He also had a pole with a hook for pulling in balloons, a parachute in case anything went wrong, a handheld Global Positioning System device with altimeter, a satellite phone, and two GPS tracking devices.

Priceless... :D

He made the news in the UK as well.... I`d buy him a pint!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:46 am
by Neosoft Support
I read about that in the newspaper, but I don't know him. It sounds like a fun way to travel.