Larry Walters Documentary

Larry Walters in his lawnchair balloon craft, dubbed “Inspiration I” shortly after tether lines broke, launching him skyward. (Photo/Randy Mudrick/San Pedro News Pilot)
Larry Walters walks past police shortly after landing his lawnchair balloon craft “The Inspiration” in Long Beach on July 2, 1982

“Larry’s Lawnchair” is the Official documentary of Larry “Lawnchair” Walters, the 1982 Lawnchair Balloon pilot. On July 2nd, 1982, 33 year-old Larry Walters tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to a Sears lawnchair, and floated up over 16,000 feet above Los Angeles.