The folks at Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina sure know how to throw a party. As part of the city’s History Alive Festival, “Amelia Earhart” — played by Leslie Goddard, a historian and actress from Chicago — returned to the airport for the first time since November 1931 and handed the keys to the city by Mayor Knox White. [Read more…]
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…]
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) made news last week when it reported that an aluminum patch it discovered in 1991 seems to be from Amelia Earhart’s lost Lockheed Electra. They say it may be a patch installed on the plane in Miami, the fourth stop on Earhart’s circumnavigation effort, according to a report in the San Diego Union-Times.
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.
The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold executive positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, was invited by the Galería de Aviación Latinoamericana, GALA (Latin American Aviation Gallery) to accept an award given to Amelia Earhart.
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.
SEATTLE — The fly-in arrival of the Museum of Flight’s 1935 Lockheed Electra, one of only two in the world, is scheduled to arrive Sept. 21 at 1:45 p.m. The rare airliner is the same type as Amelia Earhart’s famous plane, and it will be the center piece of a permanent Earhart exhibit opening in October.