With the total distance traveled at nearly 11,000 miles, Michael Combs has piloted his Remos Light Sport Aircraft beyond the halfway point of The Flight for the Human Spirit, designed to inspire people to never give up on their dreams.
At the 79th stop in 19 flying days of a 50-state journey, Combs was greeted by fans and well wishers as he stepped onto a carpet laid out by employees at Showalter Flying Service at the Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) in Florida. They had even created a chalk drawing of the Flight Logo by their entrance.
“I’m relieved that we are now this far,” said Combs as he unloaded his aircraft for the evening. “This has been an amazing adventure that is reaching out and motivating people to follow their own dreams and aspirations. Their stories have been an inspiration for us to keep flying onward.”
The historic trip has not been without incident however. When Hope One touched down at the First Flight Airport in North Carolina, the front tire deflated forcing Combs to pull off of the runway. “I guess if we were going to have a problem on this trip, I’m glad that it was where the Wright Brothers exercised their amazing fortitude to design and test their aircraft,” said Combs. “We ended up getting an entire wheel and tire sent from Remos to a mechanic who then flew it over and installed it on Hope One. They promised to back us up on this flight and I have to say that they really shined.”
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