Larry Walters Lawn Chair
Coyote style plan and succeeded. Lawrence richard walters nicknamed lawnchair larry or the lawn chair pilot april 19 1949 october 6 1993 was an american truck driver.
He s remembered as an everyday joe with a dream who executed a wile e.
Larry walters lawn chair. On 2 july 1982 he flew very high in the sky in a homemade aircraft. Lawrence richard walters nicknamed lawnchair larry or the lawn chair pilot april 19 1949 october 6 1993 was an american truck driver who took flight on july 2 1982 in a homemade airship. However after flying for 45 minutes he eventually got up the courage to shoot out some of the balloons.
Lawrence richard walters nicknamed lawnchair larry or the lawn chair pilot april 19 1949 october 6 1993 was an american truck driver 1 who took flight on july 2 1982 in a homemade airship. Larry walters who achieved dubious fame in 1982 when he piloted a lawn chair attached to helium balloons 16 000 feet above long beach has committed suicide at the age of 44. July 2 1982 san pedro calif larry walters a 33 year old truck driver lofted into the air in perhaps the most precarious way possible in a sears lawn chair.
He descended slowly and after a total of 90 minutes in the air safely reached the ground. Walters reached an altitude of three miles and stayed airborne for 11 2 hours before landing without injury though he. Larry walters was fearful that if he popped the balloons he would become unbalanced and fall out of the chair.
He s also remembered as a fool whose strange stunt was extremely dangerous. On july 2 1982 larry walters april 19 1949 october 6 1993 made a 45 minute flight in a homemade airship made of an ordinary patio chair and 45 helium filled weather balloons the aircraft rose to an altitude of over 15 000 feet 4 600 m and floated from the point of takeoff in san pedro california into and violating controlled airspace near los angeles international airport. Lawn chair larry walters on july 2 1982 delta and twa airline pilots were stunned as they began their descents into los angeles international airport and radioed in a ufo.
He called his flying machine inspiration i it was made of an ordinary outdoor chair and 43 large balloons full of helium walters went up more than 15 000 feet. Larry walters or lawnchair larry took to the sky in 1982 ascending to a an altitude of over three miles in a chair lifted by helium filled balloons. Lift was provided by 42 helium filled weather balloons.
Dubbed inspiration i the flying machine consisted of an ordinary patio chair with 45 helium filled weather balloons attached. Larry walters biography.