Amelia Earhart- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

February 10, 2013 Articles Comments (0) 102

2/10/13

People have imitated Amelia Earhart in many ways.

Earhart Light (also known as the Amelia Earhart Light), a navigational day beacon on Howland Island (has not been maintained and is crumbling).

In 1967, Ann Dearing Holtgren Pellegreno and a crew of three successfully flew a similar aircraft (a Lockheed 10A Electra) to complete a world flight that closely mirrored Earhart’s flight plan. On the 30th anniversary of her disappearance, Pellegreno dropped a wreath in Earhart’s honor over tiny Howland Island and returned to Oakland, completing the 28,000-mile (45,000 km) commemorative flight on July 7, 1967.

Through the efforts of Earhart and other proponents of aviation like the female pilot’s association, the Ninety-Nines, many women have earned their pilots license. Despite their encouragement the Federal Aviation Administration reports that only 6% of U.S. pilots are female.,

And now the UGLY, the Earhart light monument has fallen into disrepair.

Although this monument has almost been forgotten, Amelia’s spirit is still alive.

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