Elgen Long, a consultant on the feature film “Amelia,” and co-author of the recently-released book “Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved,” will be at The Museum of Flight in Seattle Jan. 23 for a lecture and book signing.
The presentation will cover the making of the movie “Amelia” and the latest information and technologies being used in the search for Earhart’s Lockheed Electra, which Long believes ran out of gas over the Pacific Ocean north of the Earhart’s scheduled destination on Howland Island.
The presentation is at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater and is free to museum members or with admission to the museum. A question and answer session and book signing follows the program. The program is one in a series of Earhart-related events presented in conjunction with the museum’s temporary exhibit, In Search of Amelia Earhart.
Long and his wife Marie spent 25 years researching the mysterious disappearance of Earhart. Their book, “Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved,” presents a convincing recreation of Earhart’s final flight, as well as a look back at her legacy. The Longs compiled information from hundreds of interviews, newly released logs of Earhart’s ending transmissions, recreations of the flight, and their own piloting expertise to determine her fate.
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