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Larry's Flying Lawn Chair: Amazing True Story

Larry's Flying Lawn Chair: Amazing True Story

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Published by Kieran McGovern
California man has flight seat - but no plane! Amazing true story with links to learning activities here: http://strangenewsstories.eslreading.org/travel/flyingchair/flyingchair.html. More strange news stories adapted for English language learners here http://strangenewsstories.eslreading.org
California man has flight seat - but no plane! Amazing true story with links to learning activities here: http://strangenewsstories.eslreading.org/travel/flyingchair/flyingchair.html. More strange news stories adapted for English language learners here http://strangenewsstories.eslreading.org

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Published by: Kieran McGovern on Jan 22, 2011
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Larry Walters loves flying- but hates airports.‘Why can’t I fly direct from my house?’ he asks his friends.‘Because you don’t have a plane,’ they say.Nor does Larry’s small suburbangarden have a runway.But Larry has a plan.
Preparing for takeoff 
One day Larry goes to a local campingshop. He buys 45 weather balloons andeight tanks of helium.When he gets home he ties theballoons to a large garden chair. Then he ties the garden-chair to histruck.With everything secure, he inflates theballoons with the helium.Larry goes back into the house. Hemakes a packed lunch. Then he phonestwo friends.‘Come over to my house,’ he says. ‘Iwant you to help me launch my testflight.’ 
Pilot's Training?
Larry’s friends arrive. They all go out intothe garden.It’s a sunny day. There are no cloudsin the sky.‘Perfect conditions for a test flight,’ Larry tells his friends. The friends look at Larry’s ‘air-chair’.‘Are you sure this will work?’ onefriend asks.‘Why not?' says Larry. ‘What could gowrong?’ 
Larry’s Plan
‘'I’ll float up to around to around twenty metres,’ Larry tells his friends. ‘Then Ican take some photos.’ ‘How will you come down?’ Larry holds up a small air rifle.‘I’ll use this to pop the balloons,’ hesays. ‘That’ll bring the chair down intothe garden.’ ‘Have you ever flown a balloon before?’ ‘No,’ Larry admits.Nor has he had any pilot’s training.‘But I’ve driven a truck.’ Larry is only taking hand luggage onthis flight. He has his lunch, aparachute, a CB radio & a camera. TheCB radio is to alert other aircraft.‘Okay,’ Larry tells his friends. ‘Cut therope!’  To everyone’s surprise the chair fliesup into the sky. It climbs 20 metres.‘Wow!’ shouts Larry. ‘I’m flying, man!’ It rises another 200 metres. Still itkeeps floating upwards.Larry’s friends watch in amazement. The garden chair is disappearing up intothe clouds.
Flying Chair
Soon the chair is three miles above theCalifornian coast. Reports begin comingin to air traffic control.‘There’s a flying chair up here! Andthe guy sitting in it has a gun!’ Meanwhile, Larry is floating throughthe clouds. He having a wonderful time.But it’s now very cold in the highaltitude.
Larry’s Flying Lawn Chair
California man has flight seat 
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