• Information on 2012 Flight!

    This year, Kent Couch is going to be flying with Captain Fareed Lafta of Iraq! They lifted off on July 14th in Bend Oregon. But that isn’t all! The two have another balloon flight scheduled for the fall of 2012. And this next flight isn’t going to be in Bend, not Oregon, not even the USA. They’ll be launching from Fareed’s home country of Iraq!

2012 Flight

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2008 Flight

2007 Flight

  • Man floats 193 miles using chair, balloons

    July 10, 2007

    With instruments to measure his altitude and speed, a global positioning system device in his pocket, and about four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as ballast, Couch headed into the Oregon sky.