Flight for the Human Spirit
Michael Combs took off from Salina, Kansas on April 8,2010 in a REMOS Light Sport Aircraft with the goal of flying into all fifty states and inspiring millions to follow their dreams.
A journey of this magnitude, originally covering more than 33,000 miles and with stops in more than 171 cities across America, had never before been accomplished in a Light Sport Aircraft -- until now. Michael not only met those objectives, but exceeded them as millions have watched history unfolding before their eyes.
On September 26th, Michael touched down in Oahu, Hawaii after having flown over 48,000 miles, (further than two times around the world!) He has landed at more than 200 airports, flown in all fifty states, and through British Columbia, Canada.
What's next? Michael is actively pursuing additional world records to help achieve the goal of reaching 50 million people with his inspiring message.
The Flight for the Human Spirit started as a dream, and is proof that all things are possible to those who believe.
It has always been Michael's dream to fly -- a dream he thought was lost forever after a serious illness almost took his life in 2003. Just seven years later, his dream began coming true! But, it's not just about his dream, Michael knows what it's like to face impossible odds. As a result he set out to inspire others to dream again and pursue those dreams with vigour and determination...and to do it now.
The Flight for the Human Spirit has now reached more than 28 million people and is focused on inspiring millions to follow their own dreams, no matter what they are, or the obstacles that may stand in the way. That's the driving force of this project.