Tom Morgan teamed up with The Adventurists, an adventure company based in Bristol, England, to recreate the infamous “UP scene. To accomplish this, they decided to strap 100 balloons to a lawn chair and fly across South Africa 8,000 feet above ground. “It’s going to be a three-day, long distance, floating adventure under party balloons on a chair…probably the silliest air race,” said Morgan. Continue reading for the full making of video and more information.
“There’s lots of open space. And it’s in the middle of a continent, so when the wind blows, we won’t land in the sea and die. The problem was finding a good weather window and it was difficult to protect the balloons as they kept bursting. I had to keep my cool and start gradually cutting the balloons. It was a fairly indescribable feeling, wafting across Africa on a cheap camping chair dangling from a load of balloons” adds Morgan.