September 2013 Mile-High Maiden
No! Not that one...read on....
In what might turn out to be the most interesting global circum-navigation attempt since Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager successfully piloted the Burt Rutan-designed Voyager around our beautiful planet, our September Mile-High Maiden will boldly go where few have gone before in a state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-12NG equipped with extra fuel tanks.
Earhart commented that "Hard work, persistence and great role models have enabled me to fly outside the lines and achieve my dreams.”
Along with co-pilot, Patrick Carter, Ms. Earhart will circumnavigate the globe—a flight that will cover 28,000 miles— to honor the 1937 voyage that left her namesake missing somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
"My passion for flight and adventure has driven me to explore new experiences I never would have imagined possible as a child," Earhart said.
More from her WEB site: “Earhart, a traffic and weather anchor and philanthropist in Denver has dreamt of this flight since she was 18 years old. She started her flight training in 2004 and continues to build upon her growing list of certificates and ratings. Amelia is the founder and president of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, which provides flight scholarships to young women; flight-based educational curriculum; and a variety of opportunities for people to get involved in aviation. Amelia is a member of The Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots, and works with more than 75 charities each year.”
The fourteen-day journey will take place during the summer of 2014.
Did we forget to mention that she is also quite stunningly beautiful?
Amelia Rose Earhart
(The famous original Amelia Earhart’s middle name was Mary)
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