UK adventurer flies over South Africa by party balloons


CBS News

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

SOUTH AFRICA -- A British adventurer flew 15 miles across South Africa in a camping chair tied to a bunch of large party balloons.

Tom Morgan from the Bristol-based company The Adventurists reached an altitude of over 8,300 feet in what he described as an experience that was "peaceful and terrifying in equal measure."

He landed back on solid ground after about two hours, having had to pop the balloons as he received reports of strong winds approaching.

He plans to organize "the world's most ridiculous air race" and said the flight left him "more convinced than ever" about the feasibility of the event.

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News