On April 8, 2010, Michael Combs took off from Salina, Kansas in a Remos Light Sport Aircraft with the goal of flying into all fifty states, endeavoring to inspire 20 million people to follow their dreams.
A journey of this magnitude, covering more than 33,000 miles and with stops in more than 160 cities across America has never before been accomplished in a Light Sport Aircraft. Millions have watched as history has been unfolding before their eyes.
On March 26th, 2011, Michael touched down in Lakeland, FL after having flown over 26,000 miles, (further than around the world!) He has landed at 161 airports and flown in 49 of the fifty states, and through British Columbia, Canada. Only Hawaii remains.
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. Nearly seven years later, it's finally coming true! But, it's not just about his dream, Michael knows what it's like to face impossible odds and he's now 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 over 26 million people and is focused on inspiring millions to follow their own dreams, no matter what they are or what obstacles may stand in the way. That's the driving force.
THE NEW MISSION: Reach 50 million people with the message that "it's never, EVER too late to follow your dreams".
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