Denver traffic reporter Amelia Rose Earhart plans to recreate the ill-fated 1937 around-the-world flight of her famous namesake next June in a Pilatus PC-12NG. Rose Earhart has been a pilot since 2004 and plans to use the flight to motivate teenage girls to consider aviation careers through her Fly With Amelia foundation. Rose Earhart’s flight is expected to last 100 flight hours and make 14 stops. She will be assisted by copilot Patrick Carter. The flight was announced Wednesday at AirVenture. The original Amelia Earhart perished on her famous 1937 flight.
The search for the world’s most famous missing pilot has gotten strange.
On Oct. 21, 1927, pioneer aviator Charles Lindbergh stopped at Atlantic Aviation’s Wilmington, Del. facility on his way from Atlantic City to Philadelphia. Now, 82 years later, Atlantic (Booth No. 5115) is focusing on a bit of history at this year’s NBAA Convention by exhibiting an aircraft registry dating back to 1929. The document was signed by Amelia Earhart, Lindbergh and Admiral William “Bull” Halsey.
Women in Corporate Aviation will be presenting a $2,000 career scholarship today to student pilot Stacy Booker at a ceremony hosted by WCA and Southeast Regional Schedulers and Dispatchers.
Maine’s Bangor International Airport celebrates four decades of commercial air service this year. To help with the festivities, the airport shared some neat photos from the past, including some of Amelia Earhart and President Johnson, as well as a watercolor painting from the Maine Air Museum located in the airport’s former Cold War-era missile assembly and maintenance building.
Will Steve Fossett suffer a fate similar to Amelia Earhart’s? That’s the question on many people’s minds as winter starts to take hold in the Nevada mountains, where it’s believed that the American Champion Super Decathlon he was flying crashed. Efforts to find the adventurer/aviator/millionaire have now come to a near halt, and chances are deemed slim to none that he survived the September 3 crash in the rugged desert of northern Nevada.