Remember Lawnchair Larry?
LAWN CHAIR LARRY RELIVED: On July 2, Adam Savage was contracted by an
Australian TV company to re-create the flight of Lawn Chair Larry for an
upcoming special on urban legends. You may remember the story of Larry
Walters, who in 1982 tied more than a few helium balloons (about 45) to
his lawn chair in the hopes of hovering above his backyard. Walters
ended up over the Pacific Ocean where he was rescued ... after floating
over Los Angeles, through LAX's airspace and reaching 16,000 feet.
Savage's flight took him to a relatively modest 50-100 feet and after 12
minutes of filming, his BB gun helped him return safely to earth.Aveweb's Avflash ( www.avweb.com )