Amelia Earhart to Re-Create Namesake's Historic Flight to Miami

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In 1937, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart made an unpublicized flight from Oakland, California, to Miami, Florida. Once safely landed in Miami, Earhart announced she'd once again attempt to circumnavigate the globe after technical problems stymied an earlier attempt that year. The rest is aviation history. 

Now, nearly 75 years later, another Amelia Earhart is set to re-create her namesake's historic flight to Miami. The second Earhart also has plans to one day circumnavigate the globe on her own. 

Earhart is a distant relative of the original and was named in her honor. The Denver resident has followed in the original Amelia's footsteps and works as a private pilot, in addition to jobs as "a reporter at 9News in Denver, lifestyle photographer, and a meteorology student at Mississippi State University." Busy girl, but now she's making time to re-create the historic flight. 

According to 9News, Earhart will leave Oakland on December 26 and plans to make stops in Burbank, Tucson, Austin, and New Orleans before arriving in Miami:
Along the way, Amelia will recreate the iconic photo of Earhart taken over Treasure Island in Oakland. Amelia will also visit the PIMA Air Museum to view an Electra similar to the legendary Model 10 version in which Earhart flew. On the final leg of her inspiring flight, Amelia will complete her first ocean crossing over the Gulf of Mexico
While the original Earhart made her flight in a Lockheed Electra, the modern Earhart will fly a Cirrus SR22, a small, single-engine, four-seat plane. In another modern twist, Earhart will chronicle the trip on her blog and through YouTube videos: 

Unlike the first Earhart, Miami will be this Earhart's final destination. At least for the moment, though she does plan to fly around the globe in 2016.

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07guzzi
07guzzi

I live here in the Denver metro area and I want to know your N-number,lol just kidding!! Hope you enjoy your voyage and have a safe return!

ThomasC
ThomasC

Living the dream is just awesome! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Asgsg
Asgsg

good for you and for all that become inspired, be safe.

Dwight
Dwight

When you're in Oakland, Amelia, go to the west wing of the old airport terminal building. The second door from the north end, on the east side used to have a sign on it saying "Ameila slept here." That building was not only a terminal back in the "30's but had hotel rooms and she apperently slept in that room before the start of her 'round the world trip or possibly the earlier Hawaii trip.  A friend of mine, John Roden, had an office next to that room and he's the guy that, somehow, determined that she slept in that room. John may still be living but would be in his 90's. Good luck on your flight. Hope to see you at the Pima Museum as you pass through Tucson.  Dwight Small   fr8flyer1@comcast.net

N391CP
N391CP

Aviators can dream again.........!!!!!

itbob
itbob

Enjoy your experience and live every moment in the present!

Rob MacNeill
Rob MacNeill

(continued)Included in the framed pictures, is also a letter from George P. Putnam(Amelia's husband), thanking my Grandfather, Bruce MacIntosh for his condolence letter to Mr. Putnam on Amelia's passing(disappearance).

Rob MacNeill
Rob MacNeill

   In 1937, when Amelia Earhart flew into Miami, her Lockheed Electra needed some minor work done on it before they could continue her around the world flight. When she realized it would be a day or so before continuing their flight, she asked around if anybody knew someone who had a boat that she could go deep sea fishing on.   My grandparents, Bruce & Lilly MacIntosh, who lived on Sunset Island #1 on Miami Beach took Amelia and her husband, George P. Putnam out for a day of fishing in the Gulfstream on their yacht, the "Brownie."   My mother has the original framed pictures of the outing. One has Amelia sitting next to my Grandmother, Lilly on the stern of the boat facing towards the bow. Unfortunately, they didn't land anything big like Amelia wished for...   The next morning, my grandparents went to the airplane hangar where her plane was and were the last people to shake her hand and wish her, "bon voyage" on American soil...

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