Expedition Amelia seeks funding to finally solve Earhart mystery

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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IAWA accepts GALA award for Amelia Earhart

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.

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New evidence, new expedition and new hope in search for 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.

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Amelia Earhart Exhibit opens Oct. 12

SEATTLE — “In Search of Amelia Earhart,” a temporary exhibit honoring the life of the famous pilot, opens Oct. 12 at the Museum of Flight with the installation of a 1935 Lockheed Electra airliner, the same type as Amelia Earhart’s famous aircraft.

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Lockheed Electra to fly to Museum of Flight Sept. 21

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.

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Museum secures funding for Lockheed Electra

SEATTLE — A 1935 vintage Lockheed Model 10-E Electra transport aircraft identical to the one used by Amelia Earhart on her ill-fated trip around the world in 1937 will be the centerpiece of a permanent Earhart exhibit opening at the Museum of Flight Oct. 12.

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Museum celebrates Amelia Earhart’s birthday

HONOLULU, Hawaii — More than  700 people celebrated the famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart’s 116th birthday at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor,Wednesday, July 24.

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Museum to celebrate Amelia Earhart’s birthday

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Pacific Aviation Museum is celebrating Amelia Earhart’s 116th birthday, Wednesday, July 24, and is asking visitors to join in the celebration in costume.

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Bids fly for Amelia Earhart’s gloves

Signed flying gloves reportedly worn by Amelia Earhart during a historic flight have been found on eBay, according to a post at WhatSellsBest.com. According to the sellers listing, the historic signed leather gloves were worn by Earhart during her 1935 “Goodwill Solo Flight” to Mexico. The seller states the auction also includes documentation supporting the items provenance and history. (For close-up photos of the gloves and included documentation see eBay listing #320871848279)

Catching up with Amelia Earhart

When was the last time anyone was able to say: Oh, I got to meet Amelia Earhart the other day? Well a few folks in Austin, Texas, got that opportunity as Denver’s 9News morning traffic reporter Amelia Earhart made an overnight stop at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Amelia is retracing her famous relative’s Oakland to Miami flight from 1937. LiveAirShowTV was on hand as she landed and interviewed her to get the inside story on what the flight is all about.

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