Maine man attempts first trans-Atlantic cluster-balloon flight
Jonathan Trappe, 39, took off from Caribou, Maine early this morning on a planned 2500-mile non-traditional flight across the ocean to Europe, according to Britain’s Daily Telegraph. He will be dangling from more than 350 helium filled balloons, during his trip which some have said looks like a scene from the Disney film “Up.”
Weather is reportedly the most serious threat to Trappe’s voyage, even though it will also play an important role in carrying him to his destination. Instead of sitting in a chair, as he has done previously, he will be in a small lifeboat in case of an unintended water landing.