Michael Combs has friends all over

March 5, 2010 by Jill W. Tallman

Pilots are, for the most part, friendly people who care about each other–even pilots they’ve never met. Case in point: Michael Combs (“The Longest Cross-Country,” April 2010 AOPA Pilot). Since I wrote about Michael’s plan to fly in or to all 50 states in a Remos GX light sport aircraft, Pilot readers have contacted me with some amazingly generous offers for Michael:

  • A brand-new instrument pilot has offered to pay for some weather planning sessions with an expert. “Nothing will improve his trip more than better weather info.”
  • EAA Chapter 38 at Warner Robins Airport in central Georgia would like to host Michael with a special event and hangar space for his Remos.
  • The Syracuse Flying Club is there for Michael when he gets to central New York.

I’ve forwarded every message I receive to Michael. In the meantime, don’t forget that you can follow his progress on Twitter, at the Flight for the Human Spirit Web site, and on Facebook. We’ll also be tracking Michael’s trek on AOPA Online when he launches in April.

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2 Responses to “Michael Combs has friends all over”

  1. Michael Combs Says:

    I have to agree Jill – - – I just returned from a test flight that took me from Denton, TX to Salina, KS and am overwhelmed by the response from AOPA members. Our pilot community is truly very closely knit, and all of us have friends everywhere we go. Nothing supports that statement more than what I am experiencing as the weeks narrow down to the big take-off.

    When I landed in Salina on Wednesday, I was greeted by the airport authority there who have been very gracious and welcoming of The Flight for the Human Spirit. They arranged media contacts, and spent all of the time that was necessary to make sure that we were good to go for our scheduled take-off date of April 4th.

    I overnighted Hope One at the Abilene airport, and just to keep it safe they squeezed it in, and locked the main hangar up while offering the courtesy car for “as long as I needed it.”

    AOPA members are offering very valuable feedback not only on particular airports, but on portions of the route as well. These comments are being considered individually, and are all VERY appreciated.

    We even had a lively set of discussions of one of the photos that was posted on facebook as the logo from the Spider Tracks unit was reflecting onto the windscreen…(it made an interesting photo).

    With the responses that I’ve seen…the beauty of aviation will soar through this flight!

    Take care – mc

  2. CARL BROWN Says:

    THE SOUTHWEST REMOS OWNERS GROUP WELCOMES MICHAEL TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
    THE CLUB IS BASED AT KCNO.CONTACT CARL BROWN AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS.
    WE WILL HELP CELEBRATE YOUR HISTORIC TRIP.
    CAB

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