David Blaine: Performer flies over desert holding onto helium balloons

David Blaine: Performer flies over desert holding onto helium balloons

- Illusionist David Blaine floated over the Arizona desert by holding onto about 50 helium balloons

- The entertainer began his ascension journey on Wednesday morning and the performance took about an hour from lift-off to landing

- Though his initial goal was to reach an altitude of about 18,000 feet, he ended up floating 24,900

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American illusionist and performer David Blaine has made history after flying up into the air using a bunch of balloons.

Blaine floated over the Arizona desert on Wednesday, September 2 by holding onto about 50 helium balloons.

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In a video titled Ascension, this is the illusionist's most ambitious feat.

"Every single stunt that I have ever done is about endurance and pushing past what I thought would be possible. I cannot imagine that many people would dream of doing it," Blaine said in a video.
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David Blaine: Performer successfully flies over desert holding onto helium balloons

David Blaine floated 24,900 feet before skydiving and parachuting back to the ground. Photo: Philippine Star/YouTube.
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According to BBC reports, Blaine began his ascension journey on Wednesday morning and the performance took about an hour from lift-off to landing. The event was live-streamed on YouTube.

Though his initial goal was to reach an altitude of about 18,000 feet, he ended up floating 24,900 feet before skydiving and parachuting back to the ground.

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In a sweet Instagram post, the illusionist thanked his family and all those who believed in his dream.

"Thank you to the my incredible family and the most amazing team beyond my wildest dreams. You all made this crazy idea possible!" he wrote.

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on a Ukrainian woman who was banned from flying after opening a plane’s emergency exit and hopping on the wing following what she termed as too much heat.

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According to Ukraine International Airlines, the lady cracked open the door after the aeroplane landed and rushed to the wing.

The Sun reported the mother of two had just arrived in Turkey and wanted to get some fresh air. The incident took place a little after other passengers had already exited the vessel but the woman seemingly thought she needed to cool off first.

A passenger said the woman’s kids got outside and shouted “This is our mum” when they saw the woman seated calmly on the wing.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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