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