An adventurer has taken to the skies in a bid to become the first man to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean in a cluster balloon system. American, Jonathan Trappe, launched at 6:20 am local time (11:20 am GMT) from Maine, USA as he began a 2,500 mile journey across the ocean. He was lifted into the air in a specially crafted boat, by 370 balloons filled with helium. It’s not the first time Jonathan has crossed open seas. In 2011 he then became the first person ever to fly over the Alps.
Videographer / Director: Laurentiu Garofeanu, Alexandre Ayre
Producer: Liam Miller
Editor: Ben Churcher