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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...

'Balloonatic' Postpones Helium Flight Over Iraq

AP | Posted 01.14.2012 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's "lawn-chair balloonist" has put off his flight in Iraq until next year. Kent Couch made headlines worldwide in 2008 w...

Oregon Balloonist Plans To Fly Over Baghdad's Green Zone

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel

Lawn-chair balloonist Kent Couch boarded a plane Thursday for the start of a journey that he hopes will end in Iraq with a safe launch and landing ben...

Kent Couch Tries Flying Lawn Chair Lifted By Helium Balloons From Oregon To Idaho

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEND, Ore. — Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, a 48-year-old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled ba...