AUGUSTA — A statue of Vicki Van Meter, the schoolgirl who drew international attention in 1993 and 1994 when she made cross-country and trans-Atlantic airplane flights accompanied only by an instructor, will adorn the airport in Maine where her record flights began.

Jim and Corinne Van Meter, Vicki’s parents who live in Utah, delivered the life-size bronze statue to Augusta, and it will be dedicated in the airport’s terminal on Wednesday.

Vicki committed suicide in 2008 after a long battle with depression. In an interview today, her father said he’s still in awe of some of the things his daughter accomplished in life. He said she was always willing to help anyone.

Jim Van Meter says he hopes the statue will serve as an inspiration to others who see it.