A distant relative of Amelia Earhart is going to attempt to complete her flight next summer. Amelia Rose Earhart, 30, a Denver news anchor, will co-pilot a plane leaving from Oakland, California along with Patrick Carter, 29, and circle the Earth. According to USA Today on July 31, 2013, the 100-hour flight will take two weeks and closely mimic the original path.
“They’ll make the trek in a state-of-the-art, $4.6-million, 2014 model PC-12 NG provided by Pilatus Business Aircraft of Broomfield, Colo., one of two principal sponsors.”
The announcement of this trip was made at an aviation event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The duo hopes to inspire other young people to be aviators and to go on adventures. One major difference over Amelia Earhart is that the team will be using GPS to navigate. Earhart was literally guided by the stars during the night portions of her travels.
Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific and is presumed dead. There are those who claim that her missing plane was actually found in 2010. She was the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic and one of the most famous people of her day.
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