I witnessed the launch of "Bend's Baloon Man" from the parking lot of his business (Shell Stop and Go) this morning.
Very calm and with no fan fare, Kent merely said, "See you in Idaho.", as his chair attached to all of the balloons rose into the sky. At first, it changed directions and the wind currents at various levels pushed him back and forth but then he started off in an easterly direction fading from sight.
I understand that he landed somewhere between Baker City and Lagrande....all in all sounds like a grand flight.
Well done, Krazy Kent!!