Bay Area man tries flying with umbrella

February 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A Bay Area man tried his hand a being Mary Poppins.

"Going to see if the umbrella actually slows you down like Mary Poppins' does," said Erik Roner.

Roner was born in San Rafael and is a professional skier and B.A.S.E. jumper.

New video shows him cut loose from the bottom of the hot air balloon holding a specially-made umbrella. He soars through the skies until the umbrella breaks up.

No worries though, Roner uses the parachute strapped to his back to stick the landing.

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