Thursday, March 16 - 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)
Since the first aircraft took flight in 1903, less than 30 women have ever been pilot in command of a flight around the world.
Amelia Mary Earhart went missing during her round-the-world attempt in 1937 after becoming the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia was on the final stage of an ambitious around-the-world flight along the equator in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra when she and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared.
In 2014, Amelia Rose Earhart departed on a flight around the world to complete her lifelong goal of recreating and completing her namesake’s ill-fated journey. She flew a Pilatus PC-12NG with co-pilot Shane Jordan along a 28,000-mile course, landing in sixteen different countries, over the course of eighteen days. Amelia became one of the youngest women in the world to complete this flight.
For most of us, traveling around the world means booking multiple flights and sitting next to countless strangers. What drives these pilots to expose themselves to such danger and to spend so much time and money in flying around the world? What gives them the desire to go further than others: to be noticed or the need to prove to themselves and others that they can do it?
Amelia will recount her personal story of her global journey and the difficulties and successes encountered.
About the Speaker:
Amelia Rose Earhart believes that anything is possible with a solid flight plan.
When not on the air at 9NEWS, Amelia flies on a regular basis out of Centennial Airport, recently obtaining her commercial license in a Cessna 182RG. She is currently writing a book about her experience flying around the world.
Amelia is the president of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a Colorado based non-profit organization which provides flight training scholarships to young women across the U.S. Amelia also works with multiple aviation organizations to support advancement of the aviation industry and to promote women in aviation. For more information, visit www.flywithamelia.com.