I have been looking at an epic challenge-- one that honestly may prove to be beyond me. I have been looking at it for years, and I've changed my entire life to try and make it happen. As I write these words, I am on the coast of Maine. I've moved out of my longtime home, moved across country, and changed my job so I can be here, and prepare to fly. Why so much?
Because it will be a flight like no other.
I am moving forward towards that goal! I have spent months searching for the ideal gondola that I could fly over a body of water. I have crossed the English Channel, flying in manned flight with only toy balloons. I crossed that freshwater inland sea known as Lake Michigan-- a 100 mile water crossing. I made those flights, over some significant water, in a tiny harness, suspended beneath helium balloons.