Calgary balloon man Daniel Boria apologizes for lawn chair flight at sentencing

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WATCH ABOVE: Daniel Boria was handed a hefty fine during sentencing Friday, after flying his balloon-rigged lawn chair over the Calgary Stampede Grounds in 2015. Boria apologized, but said the risk to the public was exaggerated. Bindu Suri explains – Mar 17, 2017

A man who strapped more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and soared above the Calgary Stampede grounds apologized at his sentencing on Friday.

Daniel Boria pleaded guilty in December to dangerous operation of an aircraft during a publicity stunt for his cleaning company in July 2015.

Boria, who earned the nickname “balloonatic,” tied industrial-sized balloons to the chair as part of a plan to parachute over the Stampede chuckwagon races, but high winds forced him to bail early.

He was fined $5,000 with an additional $1,500 tacked on as a victims fine.

Boria said outside court that he is still proud of his stunt and has no regrets about undertaking it.

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WATCH: Raw video shows Daniel Boria floating into the sky on a homemade balloon aircraft on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

He says the whole thing was overblown and he will have a great story to tell people for the rest of his life.

WATCH: Report from July 6, 2016 – Daniel Boria, 26, is the man behind abizarre balloon chair stunt. Even though he spent the night in jail, he says it was the most fun he’s ever had. Heather Yourex reports.

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