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June 20, 2012

Chandler Welcomes Pilot on Quest for World Record

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The airport community and staff will roll out the red carpet for a pilot landing at Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD) on his attempt to make a World Record for a Transcontinental Flight in a Light Aircraft on Saturday, June 23. Michael Combs, along with his son and co-pilot Daniel Routh, take off from Carlsbad, CA at civil dawn (about 5:15 a.m.), and are expected to land at Chandler Municipal Airport at about 8:15 a.m., depending on flight conditions.

Chandler will be one of the few locations Combs will be available to talk to the media during his record attempt; however the stop is expected to last only 15 minutes in order to stay on schedule. 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 wishes Michael all the best on his attempt to set a world record and follow his dream,” said Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “We would love to be part of helping him make history!”

Chandler Municipal Airport staff will be presenting Combs with a Chandler Centennial Pin in honor of his journey. Follow the “Flight for the Human Spirit” at or @combscoach on twitter. For information about Chandler Municipal Airport visit