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  • Press Release - Combs Concedes Transcontinental Flight to Weather

    Posted by Michael / on 09/06/2013 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Flight Planning & Details, Alerts, Media

     

    NEWS RELEASE

     

     

    September 06, 2013

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

     

    Combs Concedes Transcontinental Flight to Weather

     

    Corinth, TX - Michael Combs who became the first Sport Pilot to fly a Light Sport Aircraft into all fifty states announced today that the amount of daylight hours available to flight his REMOS aircraft from Coast to Coast is too short.  The World Record attempt has officially been put on a "hold" status until next spring.

     "Oh sure, it's a disappointment" said Combs, "but we just didn't have favorable weather to safely make the flight ..

  • 23 Common Questions about The Flight for the Human Spirit

    Posted by Michael / on 06/18/2013 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Flight Planning & Details

     

    Q & A - Flight for the Human Spirit

    Transcontinental Flight

     

    •1.        What is the Transcontinental Flight?

                    The Flight will take off from Ontario International Airport in Ontario, CA.  The scheduled route distance is 1,931.5 miles which will be subject to change due to weather, fires, or other occurrences.  The Flight will end at Charleston International Airport in Charleston, SC on the day after the take-off from California.

     

    •2.        What are you flying in?

                    The aircraft is a REMOS GX Light Sport Aircraft.  It is built in ..

  • Press Release - Combs Announces Route for Transcontinental Flight

    Posted by Michael / on 06/13/2013 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Shot of Inspiration, Flight Planning & Details, Alerts, Media

     

    NEWS RELEASE

     

     June 13, 2013

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

     

    Combs Announces Route for Transcontinental Flight

     

    Corinth, TX - Michael Combs who became the first Sport Pilot to fly a Light Sport Aircraft into all fifty states announced today the route for his next World Record Flight.  The Transcontinental Flight will take off from Ontario, California and touch down on the East Coast in Charleston, South Carolina.  Covering a total planned distance of 1,931.5 miles it will include seven fuel stops including Chandler, AZ; El Paso, TX; Midland, TX; Denton, TX; Greenville, MS; LaGrange, ..

  • Delayed Take-off Was Delayed for a Reason

    Posted by Michael / on 06/25/2012 / 1 Comment

    Categories: Flight Planning & Details, Triumphs!, Media

     

    Delayed Take-off Was Delayed for a Reason

    As anyone who has ever flown can tell you: "there can be no predictability when it comes to flying."  Whether you are flying on a large commercial jet, a powered parachute, or a private single engine aircraft, there are elements that are always present which are naturally prone to keeping you on the ground.  Mechanical concerns, the physical or mental condition of the pilot, and even operations at the airport all take a back seat to the number one reason why flights are cancelled or delayed:  weather.  It is weather that determines ..

  • Ten Ways that You Can Participate in Aviation History

    Posted by Michael / on 06/19/2012 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Flight Planning & Details, Alerts, Media

     

    Ten Ways that You Can Participate in Aviation History

    by Michael Combs

     

    At last week's airshow in Denton, TX I had a lot of people ask how they can follow The Flight for the Human Spirit as we attempt to set a new Transcontinental World Record this weekend.  There has never been a time when encouragement was needed by so many around the world, and it seems as though our message of never EVER giving up is gaining a lot of attention.  We are truly proving that anyone can do whatever they set out to do if ..

  • Transcontinental World Record Flight Route

    Posted by Michael / on 06/19/2012 / 1 Comment

    Categories: Flight Planning & Details, Alerts, Media

     

    Transcontinental World Record Flight Route

     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Flight Day One

    Leg #01:  KCRQ - JLI - SHADI - KCHD                                       284.1 miles

    Leg #02:  KCHD - PEAKS - KABQ                                              282.1 miles

    Leg #03:  KABQ - CADVO - KAMA                                             243.0 miles

    Leg #04:  KAMA - KDTO                                                             254.3 miles

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Flight Day Two

    Leg #05:  KDTO - KGLH                                                           311.8 miles

    Leg #06:  KGLH - KBHM                                                           211.8 miles

    Leg #07:  KBHM - KCAE                                                           281.9 miles

    Leg #08:  KCAE - KILM                                                             161.0 miles

     

    Total Flight Miles:  2,030

    Estimated Actual Flight Hours:  20.3

    Total Estimated Time from Take-off:  34 hours 22 minutes 23 ..

  • Details of the Transcontinental Flight

    Posted by Michael / on 06/06/2012 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Flight Planning & Details

     

    Details of the Transcontinental Flight

     

    On June 23rd, we are scheduled to fly Hope One from Coast to Coast from California to North Carolina.  Here is some more detailed information for you.

    The aircraft is a REMOS GX Light Sport Aircraft

    Engine:  Rotax 912 (100 hp)

    Number of Seats:  Two

    Aircraft Construction:  Carbon Fiber

    Weight of Aircraft:  Maximum of 1,320 lbs

    Average Cruise Speed:  100 kts overall

    Anticipated Altitude Cruise Speed:  110 kts

    Average Cruise Altitude:  9,500 (higher over the Continental Divide)

    Straight Line Distance of Flight:  1,954 nautical miles

    Actual Calculated Flight Distance:  2,030 ..

  • Route for LSA World Record Attempt is Announced

    Posted by Michael / on 06/02/2012 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Shot of Inspiration, Flight Planning & Details, Triumphs!, Alerts, Sponsor RSS, Media

    NEWS RELEASE

     

    June 01, 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

     

     

    World Record Transcontinental Flight in a Light Sport Aircraft

     

    Denton, TX -  A Coast to Coast record attempt is scheduled to take place on June 23rd and 24th in a Light Sport Aircraft.  This will be sanctioned as both a National and World Record Aviation event.

    From his Lake Dallas office, pilot Michael Combs announced the official west to east route for The Flight which will begin in Carlsbad, CA (KCRQ - McClellan - Palomar) and will end in Wilmington, NC (KILM - ..

  • Nominate Your Airport and Become a Part of Aviation History

    Posted by Michael / on 01/17/2012 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Flight Planning & Details, Needs List, Alerts, Media

     

    Celebrating Aviation and Encouraging Others to Follow Their Dreams

    As you know, The Flight for the Human Spirit has been very interactive for our fans.  Since Hope One was unveiled at US Aviation Group, you've been able to follow each flight with live satellite tracking, see photos along the way, and even follow the live Facebook and Twitter posts actually sent from the cockpit.  As the project has unfolded we've not only set new records, but we've had a following of over 130,000 hits per day on individual flight days.  The Flight is now followed everywhere around the planet ..

  • 2012 - A Great Year of Flight

    Posted by Michael / on 01/04/2012 / 0 Comments

    Categories: Shot of Inspiration, Flight Planning & Details, Our Amazing Sponsors, Alerts, Sponsor RSS, Media

     

    As I take one final look back on 2011 and The Flight for the Human Spirit, I am amazed at how many miles have been logged behind Hope One.  This amazing REMOS aircraft now holds four world records and one national aviation record.  With nearly 30,000 miles logged and 180 airports, I have to pinch myself sometimes to remind myself that it is all real.  Of course, I just need to sit down with my log book to spend a few minutes thumbing through it to see that it really did happen.

    2011 was certainly a year to regroup ..

 

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