Apparently, having the ability to obtain a private pilot’s licence doesn’t mean you have common sense. A British balloonist (tangentially related quiz question: what’s the only word in English with three double letters in a row? “Balloon” is an example of a word with two consecutive double letters.) launched a hot-air balloon from Greeley, Colorado, ascended to a claimed altitude of 42,000 feet, and landed about 3.5 hours later near Akron, about 100 miles east of Denver.
The FAA is investigating him “for several possible violations, including crossing into Denver International Airport airspace.”
And for that…
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