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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Thursday, March 5, 2015

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014: Women in Aviation - Amelia Rose Earhart
Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
Women In Aviation Week and The Aero Experience coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 continue with a look back at the public appearance of Amelia Rose Earhart with her aircraft at the Pilatus exhibit. The open press conference was held to acknowledge the crew and sponsors of the Around the World flight completed just weeks earlier that traced the path  Amelia Earhart flew unsuccessfully in 1937.  On July 11, 2014, Amelia Rose Earhart and co-pilot Shane Jordan landed the Pilatus PC-12NG at Oakland International Airport, CA to complete the 18-day, 24,300 mile flight around the world. 

Amelia Rose Earhart, a newscaster and pilot since 2010, set out on the flight in part to raise awareness and promote the Fly With Amelia Foundation that funds scholarships for young women interested in pursuing careers in aviation.  While passing over Howland Island, the last known location of Amelia Earhart on her 1937 flight, Amelia Rose Earhart announced the first ten Fly With Amelia Foundation scholarship winners.

Amelia Rose Earhart and Shane Jordan shared some of the highlights of the trip (there were no dramatic moments) and stayed afterward to meet visitors.  The Pilatus PC-12NG used on the flight was on display all week, and some views of the inside of the aircraft are featured below.  For those in St. Louis, Amelia Rose Earhart will be the featured speaker at the Greater St. Louis Flight Instructors Association Aviation Awards Banquet next weekend.  For reservations, contact the GSLFIA today.

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