Lawn Chair Ballooning

On July 2, 1982, Larry Walters took flight over southern California in a lawn chair carried aloft by 42 helium weather balloons. During his 45 minute flight he rose to over 16,000 feet before shooting out some of the balloons with a pellet gun and floating gently back to Earth.

Since then, “Lawn Chair Larry” has had a number of imitators, including one 2 months after this illustration ran.

Client Mental Floss
Art Director Winslow Taft

Lawn Chair Ballooning