For instance, Foudray mentions Anne Pellegreno who completed the planned flight July 7, 1967, in a Lockheed 10A Electra, and Gaby Kennard, an Australian, who did it in 1989 in a Piper Saratoga.She met Amelia Rose Earhart in July, when the young aviator was in Atchison to receive the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award, which is presented by the community and came with a ,000 grant.
They trained for everything that could go wrong in flight: engine fire or failure, loss of avionics, control malfunction, loss of pressurization and so on.They simulated landings and takeoffs at airports they'll stop at along the way.But whatever your version of flying is – it could be starting a business, it could be something entrepreneurial – we want to encourage people to pursue their own adventure."'MOST FAMOUS WOMAN'There are several reasons for the famed aviator's enduring popularity, says John Norberg, a writer at Purdue University and author of the book Wings of Our Dreams, a history of aviation pioneers."First, she was far ahead of her time in talking about the importance of opportunities for women," he says.Amelia Rose Earhart, distant relative of the legendary aviator, plans to re-create and complete Earhart's attempted around-the-world flight next summer.
Co-pilot Patrick Carter is a more experienced flier.
Earhart, who took her first flying lesson in June 2004 and earned her instrument rating about two months ago, says she's pumped about the journey – but not nervous.
"It's been the most amazing adventure that hasn't even happened yet," says Earhart, who works at the NBC affiliate in Denver, Gannett-owned KUSA 9News. She and Carter — who's 29 and a mountaineer, ultra-marathoner, scuba diver and sailor —just completed eight days of initial training on full-motion simulators in Florida.
She was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, a feat she accomplished in 1932 before demolishing other flying records and writing best sellers about her adventures.
She was a media darling before the term was even coined.
America's fascination with legendary pilot Amelia Earhart is never-ending.