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BIZARRE NEWS: MAN FLIES 8000 FT HIGH, CROSSES 15.5 MILES UP IN AIR WITH JUST 100 BALLOONS

By Siddharth Singh . 27th October 2017 03:24pm
BIZARRE NEWS: MAN FLIES 8000 FT HIGH, CROSSES 15.5 MILES UP IN AIR WITH JUST 100 BALLOONS

Tom Morgan crossed nearly 15.5 miles across South Africa with just 100 ballons filled up with helium. The adventure was planned for months and took place last week in which Tom almost touched 8,000 feet high in the sky. Morgan has his own adventure company in England and wants to hold the first-ever competitive helium balloon race in Africa. Morgan described in a video posted online;

It's going to be a three-day, long distance, floating adventure under party balloons on a chair... probably the silliest air race
But prior he could initiate this race the 38-year-old had to run some tests. And for that Botswana in Africa was the perfect location as it has a lot of open space. Moreover, "it is in the middle of a continent". If it would have been somewhere near the sea it was a risk to participants life, Morgan explained. The project came to a success after several failed attempts after relocating to Johannesburg. Since either the geographical locations were not appropriate nor did the weather supported at many places. "It was difficult to protect the balloons as they kept bursting," Morgan told BBC News. On Monday, October 23, he lashed himself into a seat, encompassed by safety supplies, gave his colleague a handshake and was on his way. "The flight accelerated very quickly as the balloons drifted towards the inversion layer of the atmosphere -- where the temperature drops", Morgan told BBC News. "I had to keep my cool and start gradually cutting the balloons," he said. After floating for two hours, Morgan lowered himself back down and his teammate greeted him safely on the ground. You can also watch the video by clicking to the play button above on the featured image.
video credits: swns tv