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Turkish paragliding instructor takes couch, TV into the sky

July 6 (UPI) -- A Turkish paragliding instructor rigged up a couch and a TV so he could become a "couch potato" hundreds of feet in the air.

Hasan Kaval, 29, of Izmir, created a miniature living room, complete with a couch, a lamp and a TV set, and rigged it to a parachute harness to take on the paragliding track at Babadag Air Sports and Recreation Center.

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Kaval shared video showing his friends helping to launch the rig from Babadag's cliff, and he then went cruising through the air while sitting on the red sofa.

The video shows Kaval kick his shoes off over the water and put on some slippers to settle into the sofa and watch cartoons while cruising through the air.

Kaval even pulls some snacks and drinks out of his bag in the air to enjoy during his TV time.

The rig was able to land safely. Kaval said his stunt was aimed at showing how safe the sport of paragliding can be.

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