By now you have have heard of the clustered balloon ride of Kent Couch on July 7th. To date he’s had appearances on Fox, Good Morning America and CNN and has had press from MSNBC, FOXNews, The AP and more.
The Stop and Go that Kent owns is about a block from my place of work. I’ve known him for a couple of years. At Smart Solutions we decided to do a website commemorating his historic flight.
I must admit, when I first heard of his flight visions of The Darwin Awards began flowing through my head. After taking some time to learn about his desires and the preparation he’s put into this endeavor. I have to give props to Kent, he has more intestinal fortitude than I
It has been a fun project. My involvement has been converting the Mini DV video taps to electronic format for our creative department to use. I do not believe that we have a video on the site yet, but there will be a compilation soon chronicling his flight. It is these types of projects that make me wish I had more time to spend on my creative side producing videos and such.
I’ll keep you posted when some of the videos get published. If you haven’t read about Kent, it may just bring a smile to your face.
Oh, one more thing. If you are in Eastern Oregon or Southwestern Idaho and you happen across the lawn chair he rode in, you may want to let him know. He had to bail out of it before he could release enough balloons and it took off! There is a reward for it’s return.
[Update] I just found out that the video has been posted on You Tube and can be seen here.
[Update] Looks like you can now digg this story as well.