March 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Coast to Coast LSA Flight Delayed by Low Clouds
Rogers, AR - It was a perfect flight from the California Coast and over the Arizona desert until Sport Pilot Michael Combs encountered high winds in Central Texas. Those winds prevailed for a week and a half but finally tapered off enough for him to fly his REMOS Light Sport Aircraft to Rogers, Arkansas for its annual inspection. Now the clouds are holding the small aircraft on the ground temporarily preventing him from completing his journey to the Sun n' Fun Air Show in Florida.
The weather predictions through the day are calling for cloud ceilings to be no higher than 1,500 feet along the route through Mississippi and Alabama. "Low clouds + icing = a true love for feet on the ground" posted Combs on his Facebook Flight for the Human Spirit fan page. He was anticipating a departure from Arkansas two days ago, but the clouds quickly began to settle in through the afternoon. "I knew that wherever we ended up would be where we stayed," commented Combs from the REMOS hangar where his aircraft is sheltered. "With all of the flying that I've done, I've learned to be at peace when it comes to the weather. Safety has been our primary emphasis throughout this flight, and I credit that attitude to our ongoing success."
When Combs lands in Florida it will mark his 161st stop and 26,000 miles of flight in his carbon fiber aircraft named "Hope One." The project has a goal of inspiring over 50 million people to follow their own dreams, and to live their life with no regrets. He is scheduled to speak at Sun n' Fun, as well as a live interview with AOPA President Craig Fuller.
Photo Caption - Michael Combs with his REMOS GX aircraft named "Hope One."