Carl Fredrickson has met his match.
Trained pilot Jonathan Trappe has a rather remarkable hobby--traveling in helium balloons across great distances. After conquering the both the english channel and the Alps, Trappe has set his sights on the Atlantic Ocean.
Next summer, Trappe will attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. He'll fly in a contraption that consists of a 7-foot life boat dangling from 365 helium balloons. If all goes well, it will carry him 2,500 miles over Atlantic waters. He recently tested the vehicle in Mexico, according to Rush Lane.
Trappe has a special crew testing the lifeboat, which will be vital to his survival if he makes an emergency water landing on his three- to six-day tour across the Atlantic. The double-hulled lifeboat, procured in Maine, will serve multiple purposes as Trappe will use it for sleeping in one-hour bouts during the duration of his voyage, reports Rush Lane.
We can only wish him the best of luck. Trappe has his wits about him just like the old man in "Up." After all, he has been planning this his entire life.