- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine pilot who flew cross-country from Ontario, California to Portland in a small plane says he will submit the paperwork to have the flight certified as a record.

Damon Meyer, of Saco, left Ontario on Sunday at around 4:30 a.m. PDT and landed in Portland at 8:50 p.m. EDT. He says he will provide documentation about the journey to the National Aeronautic Association, which maintains flight records. Meyer says the flight between the two specific points should be declared a record because no one has attempted to document the flight before.

Meyer says he made some modifications to his plane so it could fly faster.

He says that within the next two years he will try to set a record for flying around the world.


This story has been corrected to show that the pilot believes the flight should be deemed a record because this specific trip has never been documented. It also corrects the time to PDT and EDT, not PST and EST.

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