Cluster Ballooning

image Cluster Ballooning is air travel achieved by means of tying numerous helium balloons to yourself. I knew about Larry Walters' famous 1982 cluster balloon flight in which he took off from the LA area on a lawn chair tied to helium balloons, so I knew it was possible to do. But I didn't think that people did this regularly as a sport. Apparently they do. It actually looks like fun (the site has some great pictures).


Posted on Sun Dec 05, 2004

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We just did it as an activity for a corporate group. Their challenge was to fill enough helium party balloons to carry a person over a ten foot obstacle. We even made a video of it. It was pretty amazing. You can watch it here:
Posted by Jim  in  Texas  on  Thu Feb 16, 2006  at  10:30 AM
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