CARIBOU, Maine — Hundreds of multicolored balloons used Thursday to launch a balloonist for a trans-Atlantic crossing look like a page taken from the script of the movie “Up.”
Instead of using a conventional hot-air balloon, Jonathan Trappe lifted off using more than 300 helium-filled balloons, like those used in adventure in the Disney-Pixar movie.
quote: LINK Thrilling Video of Takeoff
Trappe’s goal is to float across the ocean.
No way this guy makes it. He could go down anywhere. He hits the top of a gusty storm and BOOM - he's in the North Pole.
A flock of birds and BOOM - he's in the ocean.
Best of luck to him, I guess.
This post was edited on 9/12 at 4:44 pm