Museum to celebrate Earhart’s birthday

Earhart in Hawaii.

HONOLULU — The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will celebrate Amelia Earhart’s 118th birthday with a “Happy Birthday, Amelia!” party, offering free admission to visitors dressed in period aviation costumes, Friday, July 24. Free admission will also apply to accompanying family members, as well.

Visitors will be able to view the museum’s “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii” photo exhibit donated by Matson Corporation, enjoy free birthday cake and refreshments, and meet “Amelia” and members of The Aloha Chapter of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, of which Earhart was the first president. [Read more…]

Expedition Amelia seeks funding to finally solve Earhart mystery

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On May 21, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan boarded their Lockheed Electra and took off from Oakland, California, on their second attempt to fly around the world. This time, they flew to the east.

Earhart was supposed to have landed on Howland Island, a coral island some 1,700 miles from Honolulu for refueling, but she never arrived.  The United States Navy searched for 17 days, but no trace of Earhart was found — and people still haven’t stopped looking.

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New evidence, new expedition and new hope in search for Amelia Earhart

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On Wednesday, March 12, Ric Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), showed aircraft debris that washed up on Nikumaroro, an uninhabited South Pacific atoll where Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are believed to have landed and ultimately perished as castaways. The debris is the subject of new materi­als analysis that may result in conclusive proof that the wreckage came from Amelia Earhart’s aircraft.

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