Posts Tagged ‘amelia earhart’


26 Apr
Fred and I have been reading accounts about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan since we were kids. We have, like so many others, formed many opinions about what transpired on July 2nd 1937 in the Central Pacific. First there was the official government statement, she crashed and sank. Then Fred Goerner’s ground breaking work about a secret mission to photograph Japanese installations in the Japanese Mandated Islands. Also, there was Paper TIGHAR’s hypothesis, loudly touted in Read more [...]

An Airplane on Gardner Island?

26 Mar
It seems that Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for TIGHAR is to put out a press release touting their new find first, and then start an investigation. Not surprisingly many of their press releases have been proven wrong; many of their assumptions have turned out to be wishful thinking. But Ric Gillespie continues to crank out publicity that endeavors to make the general public believe that anything found on Gardner/Nikumaroro Island that isn’t a coconut, a crab or a bird, came from Amelia Earhart’s Read more [...]

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Earhart’s Freckle Cream Does a Vanishing Act

30 Dec
Yet another “hot lead” by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has fizzled under the bright light of logic based research. To TIGHAR’S credit, much of the undoing of the “2012 Dr. Berry’s Freckle Ointment Jar publicity storm” was due to their own research.  All the freckle cream that was sold in the type of jar uncovered at the “7 Site” on Gardner Island (Nikumaroro) was opal glass (opaque white). The jar uncovered by TIGHAR is clear glass.  The white Read more [...]

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Carol to Emulate Amelia Earhart: 29,000 miles!

08 Jun
Carol Vorderman, an attractive 52-year-old TV star, is obtaining her pilot’s license so she can re-create Amelia Earhart’s 29,000 mile around the world trek. Do you admire or scorn her efforts? Read more at Read more [...]

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Amelia Earhart and the 99’s

24 Oct
Some folks know little about the Ninety-Nines. The group may not be as famous as the number sixty-nine, or be likened to the football team the 49er’s, but they have a rich history in the world of aviation. Amelia Earhart became the first president of the small club founded in 1929 consisting of 99 daring female pilots.  A woman way ahead of her time, Amelia encouraged women to achieve at activities rarely if ever attempted before: travel alone, wear pants, drive a car, and even fly. In their Read more [...]

Amelia Earhart Inspires Everyone

14 Oct
Most folks have heard of the Amelia Earhart Luggage line that was sold through the Macy’s department store chain back in the 1930’s. There were a lot of promotions that Amelia’s husband, George Palmer Putnam Sr., developed back then to raise money for Amelia’s expensive expeditions.  Lots of photo ops and thousands of covers (envelopes autographed by Amelia) were sold to pay for aviation fuel and expenses. The list is extensive. And now there are new Amelia-inspired clothing lines being Read more [...]

Steve Jobs on Amelia Earhart

04 Oct
Some time ago Steve Jobs of Apple Computers had started an advertising campaign called “Think Different.”  He mentioned many people who knew how to think outside of the box. His long, long list included Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, Thomas Edison, and, of course, Amelia Earhart. One ad stated, “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They aren’t afraid Read more [...]


04 Sep
It appears Ric Gillespie of TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery) is becoming a master at sleight of hand. I admire his ability to pull reasons to go back to Nikumaroro Island out of his….hat. The search for the “any idiot artifact” goes on and on and on. Jeff Glickman, a forensic photo analyst with a very impressive resume, has surfaced several times in the past few months with astounding “findings” that have aided TIGHAR’s cause greatly. The first was back Read more [...]

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Amelia, Fred and the Lady Be Good

21 Aug
The last and final flight of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan ended with them dying on Gardner Island between the 7th and 9th of July, 1937, according to the conclusion reached by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) and the Discovery Channel. The thought process they used was quite simple. Supposedly, the pair was marooned on a desert island with no food and no water. How could they have lasted for more than 5 days? Possibly the story of the Lady be Good, a B-24D American Read more [...]

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Earhart’s Disappearance- Is It Really a Mystery?

16 Jun
    Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight ended in her controversial disappearance July 2, 1937. One must remember that she was attempting something that no one had ever tried before. Just like Pan Am instituting air service to the Philippines and China, that hadn’t been done before either. Pan American Airways lost the Hawaii Clipper on July 28, 1938. It disappeared with 6 passengers and 9 crewmembers on a flight from San Francisco, California to Manila, Philippine Islands.They disappeared Read more [...]
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