Tennessee pilot Dan Moore is attempting a World record on Wednesday, Sept.11, by flying in and out of 110 airports in 24 hours – and Monroe’s Cy Nunnally Memorial Airport is one of those on his route.
Moore’s flight is in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed 18 years ago in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The airports represent the 110 floors of the World Trade Center that were brought to the ground in the attacks.
Moore created a website to post updates of his plans and the flights on Sept. 11. Since he is attempting a Guinness World Record during the flight, he will need to take proof-of-landing photographs. The current record is held by two British pilots who established a record in 2017 of 87 airports in a 24-hour period in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Moore will be attempting to break the record with a solo flight in his 1976 A36 Bonanza.
He is required by Guinness rules to make a full-stop landing at each airfield and take a picture of a recognizable landmark before taking off again. His route starts in East Tennessee, goes into Kentucky, Illinois, back into Western Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and then returns to East Tennessee.”
The Cy Nunnally Memorial Airport (formerly Monroe-Walton Airport) is located at 500 Richard Parsons Drive, Monroe GA 30655. If you wish to stop by the airport Wednesday afternoon to support Moore in his flight, you can follow his progress on the Facebook page to get a better sense of just when he expects to make his stop in Monroe.