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| Balloon man bids for cross English Channel|
| Updated at: 1053 PST, Friday, May 28, 2010|
LONDON: A daredevil whose cluster balloon flights in office chairs made him a worldwide star has begun his attempt to cross the English Channel.
Jonathan R. Trappe is bidding to become the first person to cross the stretch of water by helium balloon.
Trappe set off from Kent Gliding Club in Challock, near Ashford, just after 5am, although where he will finish remains up in the air.