Across the Atlantic in balloons
Jonathan Trapp was the first man in the world to cross the English Channel in balloons. But he does not stop at what he has achieved, he plans to cross the Atlantic Ocean on 365 balloons.
1. For his purpose, Jonathan has already prepared 365 balloons filled with helium and an inflatable boat.
2. To realize his goal he will need 300 thousand dollars, which he will spend on the purchase of helium and the purchase of UV-resistant balloons. Jonathan launched a large public company and has already attracted great interest to his person. Due to the emerging popularity, he collects money on the Internet. Already in the mission invested 170 thousand dollars.
3. Many tried to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Five balloonists died, nobody managed to realize the plan.
4. Trapp hit the headlines in 2010 when he flew a bunch of balloons from England to Belgium. Just like the character of the cartoon “Top!”.
5. In the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, lives an aeronaut who learns to control a boat if he suddenly has to fall into the ocean. Its air gondola will have a shed that will protect the pilot from wind and frost. Trapp will be dressed in a UV protection suit, which, if necessary, can take off and change into a wetsuit. To gondola landed in the water, it will pierce the balloons.
6. Jonathan Trapp plans to fly at an altitude of 5400-7600 meters and will try to beat his record – a mark of 6500 meters. During the previous flight, he covered a distance of 37 kilometers. To overcome the Atlantic, he will need to fly a distance of 10 times more.
7. Plans for the aeronaut to fly from Maine, USA to Paris, France. But it all depends on the weather, which he prepared the forces of nature. He may have to land anywhere, from Norway to North America.
8. Because the weather is the most important element of the event; four meteorologists will also take part in the event. They will work around the clock at a command center in Wyoming, USA.
9. At the highest points of the flight, Trapp will use an oxygen mask. Sandbags will be used as ballast. In addition, he plans to take more water and food than is needed so that, if necessary, he can also discharge them.
10. It was Jonathan who set the record for crossing the Alps – the longest distance and the largest number of balls. “I haveprevious flightor a long time and I am confident in my abilities. After all, I did not just get up in the morning and decided to fly over the Atlantic Ocean. ”
11. If you wish, you can also contribute to this cause. To date, Trapp does not have enough 280 thousand dollars.
12. Landing Trapp on a farm near Dunkirk.
13. Photos from a height of 3032 meters. Jonathan flies in an office chair tied to 55 balls, June 208.