I Guess That’s One Way To Do It

Up and away! aviator attempts to cross Atlantic with 370 helium-filled balloons

An aviator has begun a world first attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean, dangling from 370 helium-filled balloons, in a real-life version of the Disney film ‘Up’.

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Update: He only made it as far as Newfoundland before chickening out being forced down by unspecified reasons. I know of quite a few aspiring ferry pilots who when confronted with the actual sight of the Atlantic they were supposed to cross, had a change of heart, left the plane on the ramp and went home.  It’s one thing to sit in your easy chair and dream of grand adventures, it’s another thing entirely to carry through.

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