KC Flight attempts to break record at KC Chiefs game
5:00 PM, Oct 12, 2013
11:09 AM, Oct 13, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Axel Alvarez flew in from California this weekend. He's one of 49 pilots who will fly over Arrowhead Stadium tomorrow for the Kansas City Chiefs game. Their purpose: to bring attention to breast cancer.
"It's pretty overwhelming, there's a lot of stuff going on and there's a lot of people out here been affected by cancer," Alvarez said.
"We're going to do an arrowhead formation: 49 pilots for 49 planes and pink smoke for breast cancer," Philp Lamb of KC Flight said.
Pink ribbons and memorials decorate the single-engine airplanes in anticipation of Sunday's flyover.
Organizers also made a phone call to the Guinness Book of World Records regarding the flight.
"The Guinness world record was set in 2009, with 37 aircraft in Oshkosh Wisconsin," Lame said. "I think we're going to really beat the record really badly, with 49 aircraft it should not be a problem."
The decision to participate was also pretty easy for pilots all over the country.
They flew in from 19 different states to be a part of this record-breaking flyover.
"This is a dream come true this group is a great group to be a part of it's just a great event," Texas native and pilot Jeff Jackson said.