publication date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)

category: Stunts

clue: This California trucker always wanted to fly, so he got himself a lawnchair and some weather balloons and a pellet gun and took flight into extreme aviation history.

explanation: In 1982, Walters, dubbed "Lawnchair Larry" in the press, flew over Long Beach in a lawnchair tied to helium-filled balloons, unable to control his descent due to dropping the pellet gun that he had intended to use to lower himself gradually. Since his stunt, numerous imitators have emerged in what is now called cluster ballooning. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Mike Eberhart


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