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Lawn-Chair Balloonist Plans Flight Over Iraq

Kent Couch will lift off from Baghdad later this month

(Newser) - If all goes well, an Oregon gas-station owner will fly over Iraq in his balloon-powered lawn chair later this month. Kent Couch boarded a flight today to the Middle East in preparation, reports the Los Angeles Times . An Iraqi man plans to go up with him on his own chair... More »

Lawn Chair Balloonist Travels in Style

Oregon man rides to Idaho the hard way

(Newser) - A 48-year-old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert today before landing safely in a field in Idaho. "If I had the time and money and people, I'd do this every weekend," said Kent Couch. "... More »

Couch Flies High in Chair

(Newser) - Kent Couch of Bend, OR, floated 193 miles at an average height of 11,000 feet  to La Grande, OR, in a lawn chair attached to 105 balloons. It took him almost 9 hours. He equipped himself with all the essential high-tech equipment to make the flight—a cell phone... More »

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