Today I attended the 5th Annual Larry Armchair Event which is held as part of the Relay For Life for American Cancer Society to raise money to support people with cancer. With the support of Second Life Aviation and Music to Fly By(MtFB), Larry’s Armchair Event set off with tremendous support.
Starting at Flying Burrito Brothers Unity Airport where a chair with balloons securely attached awaited us, a flock of excited aviators were keen to start this group flight to celebrate the very real trip taken by Larry Walters on the 36th Anniversary of his pioneering armchair flight on 2nd of July, 1982.
Flying Burrito Brothers Unity Airport
Departing at 1pm today, 2 July 2018(SLT), one excited traveler made a call out for wine and wine she was delivered. Thank you JɅƳĐΕƝ Ŧαггση for the wine. It made my wine drunken yelling at boaters that much more enjoyable. *hic*
We took off heading east to the Blake Sea, traveling far overseas, spilling the odd drop of wine into the ocean to keep the fish happy(why should fishies miss out?), floating away past Hollywood Airport and over the Rainbow Sails Yacht Club. I was going to yell out to a fellow rainbow sailor but the wind was blowing my words back in my mouth to be heard.
Rainbow Sails Yacht Club
Typically, my yacht was hiding from a wined up balloon riding aviator as you can see in the photo above. Well, you can’t as she’s hiding.
We then headed around and drifted as the winds blew us around facing west, or heading west as I’m sure I was drifting while facing in all directions. As we drifted in the air among curious birds and the occasional hovering helicopter, we passed Honah Lee Field Airport and over the Island of Newbs at Blake Sea – Sirens Isle. I tipped a little spare wine as I passed over. I hope the receivers of raining wine realised it was wine.
Landing at Komatsu Regional Airport
And then with the amazing power of the wind, an ever changing beautiful creature of the sky, we were blown south west where we landed at Komatsu Regional Airport where we celebrated a successful balloon armchair flight with Luke Flywalker blasting us away with rocking tunes.
Somewhere between the start and finish, a couple of us including myself somehow lost our clothing. Whether it was the wind or the wine that dissolved our clothing is up for discussion but thankfully we, Captain Street Reaper and I were wearing our swimwear in case of an emergency watery landing. Nice budgie smuggler, Captain.
All up we had a brilliant day, the sun was bright, the skies were clear, the wind was helpful and the wine, well let’s say the wine was awesome.