Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Powered Paragliding on 9/11 in Salem, MA...

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! I just found this article about a man arrested on 9/11/2012 in Salem for powered paragliding over the North River. I am lucky I grabbed those balloons in June! People thought he was a terrorist...Stupid adults.


Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on his back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using an adapted paraglider or paramotor wing. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required. Powered paragliders usually fly between 15 and 45 mph at altitudes from 'foot-dragging in the grass' up to 18,000 ft. The paramotor, weighing from 45 to 80 pounds is supported by the pilot during takeoff. After a brief run (typically 10 feet) the wing lifts the motor and its harnessed pilot off the ground. After takeoff, the pilot gets into the seat and sits suspended beneath the inflated paraglider wing. Control is available using brake toggles for roll and a hand-held throttle for pitch.

I think its pretty cool! It goes a lot faster than the wind blowing my balloons over the North Shore. I think when I grow up, I am going to buy one of these and never fly it in September. By the way the charges were dropped, but he had to pay $50 in court fees. That would be a whole month's allowance for me!

~Max

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over 11 Great Cars Inspired from the Movies

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! I just found this site. It is amazing. To think that people got out their blow torches and stuff and turned their cars into stuff that looks like rocket ships and stuff from the movies. This was way cool.
Check out the link!
Here is my favorites!
~Max

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Real Life House From Up Flies Away

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! I thought it was cool how I floated up and out of the Boston Common attached to a bunch of party balloons, but this was far more cool! There is this National Geographic show How Hard Can it Be made a real house fly! They based the house on the one from the movie Up.

Their cast piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet  for an hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. The house and crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs. It took 300 weather balloons to lift them. It was the largest cluster of balloons used to fly anything ever in the world!. If it is still around when I grow up, I want to buy it!
 ~Max

To find out more about me visit Salem House Press and buy my book on Amazon.com! Now available in paperback at your favorite book sellers. Ask for it by name! If they do not have it in stock, ask them to order it for you.

A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpufne from the movie Up.
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf