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Lawn Chair Balloonist Says Flying Days Are Done (PHOTOS)

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 07.09.2013 | Weird News

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- An Oregon man who made headlines with his numerous flights in a lawn chair suspended from party balloons said Tuesday that betwee...

GROUNDED: Extreme Weather Stops Lawn Chair Balloonist's Flight

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 07.15.2012 | Weird News

BEND, Ore. -- Hours into their lawn-chair balloon flight, two men made a hard landing after they were hit by hail and snow as thunderstorms swept into...

UP, UP, AND AWAY: Lawn Chair Balloonist Prepares For Flight

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 09.13.2012 | Weird News

BEND, Ore. — A gas station owner and an Iraqi adventurer trying to fly from Oregon to Montana in tandem lawn chairs suspended from party balloon...