Amelia Earhart- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

February 10, 2013 Articles Comments (0) 168


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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