Record-breaking flight attempt to land in Chandler, but delayed (updated) - East Valley Tribune: Chandler

Record-breaking flight attempt to land in Chandler, but delayed (updated)

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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 2:05 pm

Be part of a world record-breaking attempt this weekend at Chandler Municipal Airport.

Michael Combs, along with his son and co-pilot Daniel Routh, are attempting to break the world record for a transcontinental flight in a light aircraft.

The two were initially expected to take off from Carlsbad, Calif., Saturday morning and land at Chandler Municipal Airport about 8:15 a.m. Weather forecasts changed the plans, and as of mid-day Friday, it wasn't known if the duo would make it until Sunday or Monday.

Chandler will be one of the few locations where Combs will talk to the public, and the stop is expected to last only 15 minutes. Combs had a near-death experience, and this flight is part of his dream to live out his goals and inspire others to do the same.

Chandler Municipal Airport staff will be presenting Combs with a Chandler Centennial Pin in honor of his journey. Those interested in tracking “Flight for the Human Spirit” can do so online at or by following @combscoach on Twitter. For information about Chandler Municipal Airport visit 

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