The Quest for Amelia
With two of our women's leathers named in her honor, this week's news of the potential solving of Amelia Earhart's mystery garnered much interest at Cockpit USA headquarters.
After embarking on a pioneering mission to become the first woman to fly around the world, the first lady of skies, along with her navigator Fred Noonan went missing on July 2, 1937. Recognised as a celebrity in the aviation world, news of Earhart's disappearance sent waves of shock and sadness all over the country. Now, new analysis of a photograph of what may be the wreckage of Earhart's plane may help to remove the shroud of mystery surrounding the final events in her life. With support from the U.S. the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery will begin an expedition to the remote island of Nikumaroro in Kiribati in an attempt to piece together what became of America's greatest femaile aviation pioneer. It is reported Discovery channel will film the trip for a special documentary, so keep your eyes peeled... It seems the final chapter in Amelia Earhart's life is yet to be closed.