The 61-year-old plans to take to the air for eight straight days starting July 23 as he flies from Executive Airport, once known as Redbird Airport, to the North Pole and, presumably, back again.
Of course, there's the sense of adventure and accomplishment attached to his effort, at least we hope for the latter. Maynard, though, also wants to raise money for and awareness of Grace Flight, an organization that provides free air transportation to people in need of medical treatments.
Maynard became familiar with the group after his brother-in-law needed its services. In addition to raising money, Maynard hopes to generate interest in volunteering for Grace Flight among fellow pilots.
This is one gift-giving flight involving the North Pole that's no myth.