03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Before Balloon Boy: Famous Flying Kids' Crazy Contraptions (PHOTOS, POLL)

Six year-old Falcon Heene made big headlines with (what we thought was) his flight over Colorado in a silver, UFO-shaped balloon.

But hang on a minute: how about giving some credit to all the other flying kids out there? Check out the slideshow below for a peek at some of the most famous flying kids and their crazy contraptions.

Before Balloon Boy: Flying Kids And Their Crazy Contraptions

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