Johnson City pilot to attempt second record flight, including a stop in Elizabethton

Published 11:20 am Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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After setting a Guinness World Record in 2019, Daniel Moore from Johnson City will attempt to set a second world record on July 23-24.
Daniel Moore, a pilot from Johnson City, Tenn., will attempt to set the world record for: The Most U.S. States Visited in 24 Hours by A Fixed Wing Aircraft (SOLO PILOT). Dan has more than 11,000 hours of flight time, and 36 years of flying experience, and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate in Single and Multi-Engine Airplanes. He is also a designated pilot examiner for the FAA, and has three jet type ratings in the Cessna Citation, Beechcraft Premier, and Cessna CitationJet. Dan operates Dan Moore Aero LLC, a company which provides insurance approved training to pilots in specific makes and models of aircraft.
On September 11, 2019 Dan set a record for the most airports visited in 24 hours by a fixed wing aircraft (92). That record stood for nearly three years. This new record attempt will begin in Durant, Okla., and conclude at Oshkosh, Wis., on the first day of AirVenture 2023. AirVenture is an annual airshow held each year in Wisconsin, and is the largest airshow in the world. Dan began attending AirVenture when he was 13 years old. AirVenture has had a direct affect on Dan entering an aviation career. Each year Dan’s birthday falls during AirVenture which starts the last Monday of July and continues to the following Sunday. One of his stops will be at the Elizabethton Airport.
The world record flight departs Durant, Okla., at approximately 10 a.m. CDT on July 23
and the flight will conclude at Oshkosh, Wis., no later than 10 a.m. CDT on July 24. En route the flight will stop in 25-30 states. A full route map can be found on the website ( With the support of numerous aviation sponsors Dan will cover nearly 3,000 miles, covering 25-30 states with a full stop landing in each of those states.

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