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We're going to take hundreds of giant helium balloons, strap them to a rowboat, and fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
Jonathan R Trappe
Presque Isle, Maine
United States
4 Team Members
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raised in 1 month
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$299,999 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on December 17, 2012
Select a Perk
  • $19USD
    Team membership with photos

    We have made some beautiful flights, and some amazing photos have been captured-- across the Alps, across the English Channel, and others. I will deliver this perk via email to you following your contribution. This perk makes you a team-member, and you will receive communications by e-mail as we progress to the flight, right up through launch and to landing.

    20 out of 9999 claimed
  • $99USD
    Balloon Mail

    I will carry letters - commemorative first-day covers, in the form of postal mail across the Atlantic Ocean! I will carry these letters on the flight, and upon my arrival across the sea I will send that remembrance to you by post, documenting the flight we made together, and our landing across the sea.

    7 out of 999 claimed
  • $999USD
    One of the giant balloons!

    These are the actual balloons that will carry a man across the seas! They are massive, colorful, and are an actual piece of the aircraft! Latex-style, one-time-use balloon: giant, colorful, and historic!

    0 out of 200 claimed
  • $999USD
    Team Jacket

    Inflation Team Jacket, embroidered with the logo of the adventure. The flight is to launch from Northern Maine, and this is the official team jacket-- rugged and warm-- that the private crew will have protecting them at the launch.

    1 out of 25 claimed
  • $4,999USD
    Custom Branded Balloon

    In advance of the flight we will have a balloon custom made with your logo or message, and your balloon will carry a person across the seas. Upon landing, your balloon-- the actual aircraft envelope that accomplished the crossing--will be personally autographed and sent to you along with a signed letter and details of the flight. This is a re-usable balloon that can be re-inflated and can be kept or displayed for years.

    0 out of 50 claimed
  • $19,999USD
    Survival Suit - PIlot

    This crossing is a serious endeavor. Human life is at stake, and we go to great lengths to protect everyone involved, including the pilot. This perk is the actual cold-water survival suit designed to preserve human life should a forced ditching at sea occur. This is the actual life-saving device, the full sized suit, carried on the crossing and worn to preserve life if ditching into the cold sea. Rugged, serious, life-saving: a piece of history, and perhaps the life-saving element.

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $49,999USD
    The Gondola Itself

    This is the actual flight gondola itself. This is the compartment that will be used to carry a man across the seas, attached only to helium balloons. This is an open-water, extremely rugged, double-hulled rigid lifeboat that the pilot will ride across the skies, from the USA to the Continent. This is the mother lode-- the actual pilot compartment, the actual little yellow boat flown through the quiet skies with only wind, helium, and hope.

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $100,000USD
    Premium sponsorship

    If you are an organisation that would like to harness the power of our unique expedition this perk allows you to place custom branding on our external balloons, brand our clothing, our take-off site, my boat and ground crew.

    0 out of 3 claimed
  • $300,000USD
    Platinum sponsorship

    If you want this incredible and unique brand sponsorship this is the perk for you. My flight will capture the imagination of the world - and you will get amazing global reach from this once in a lifetime opportunity.

    0 out of 1 claimed
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