Daniel Boria, Calgary Stampede 'Balloonatic', Called 'Unconscionably Stupid' At Sentencing

CALGARY — A man who strapped more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and soared above the Calgary Stampede grounds apologized Friday for the danger he caused, but said he doesn't regret his actions. "I have the greatest story to tell for the rest of my life,'' said Daniel Boria, 27, when asked outside his sentencing hearing if it was worth it. "I understood the risks but, if you do anything, you're going to get in trouble. If you don't do anything, you won't be in trouble but you won't get anywhere either.'' Boria pleaded guilty in December to dangerous operation of an aircraft. Floating into Calgary airspace in July 2015 was part of a publicity stunt for his cleaning company and earned him the nickname "balloonatic." "The stunt was unconscionably stupid," Judge Bruce Fraser in sentencing balloon man Daniel Boria. Sentence was $5000 fine and donation. — Bill Graveland (@BillGraveland) March 17, 2017 Boria tied industrial-sized balloons to a lawn chair as part of a plan to parachute over the Stampede chuckwagon races, but high winds forced him to jump early, before he reached the track. "The stunt was unconscionably stupid,'' said Judge Bruce Fraser at the sentencing hearing Friday. "There was nothing fantastic, fun or exhilarating about it as the offender was quoted describing it. It was dumb and dangerous.'' Fraser said the lawn chair travelled into the flight paths of incoming and outgoing commercial airplanes. It was spotted by an incoming plane and the air traffic control

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