Balloon ride: Illusionist soars into the sky with helium balloons
How many of you while watching the movie Up wishes that you too could fly in the sky with those balloons? Yes, we all have some time or the other wished soaring high in the sky. But there are a few who could achieve that feat. American magician and illusionist David Blaine is one such person.
Last week, Blaine took to the skies on 52 helium balloons and soared up to 25,000 feet. After that he detached himself from the balloons and skydived with the help of a parachute. YouTube, which livestreamed the event, has said that it was their most-viewed Originals live event.
You can watch the event here: https://youtu.be/u84hYvlxXLE
During the course of the act that lasted over an hour, he was constantly communicating with a team of experts monitoring him and also his daughter Dessa to whom he dedicated the act. There was also a helicopter monitoring him till a certain altitude.