A Denver news anchor named after Amelia Earhart has announced she will recreate the final flight of the record-setting aviatrix.
Amelia Rose Earhart will circumnavigate the globe to honor the 1937 voyage that left the famous pilot missing in the Pacific Ocean, she announced Wednesday.
Earhart, 30, and her co-pilot, Patrick Carter, will cover approximately 28,000 miles and make 14 stops. They'll fly a state-of-the-art Pilatus PC-12NG equipped with extra fuel tanks -- a slightly more modern aircraft than the flight's inspiration had.
"My passion for flight and adventure has driven me to explore new experiences I never would have imagined possible as a child," said Earhart, a distant relative of the historic female pilot.
"Hard work, persistence and great role models have enabled me to fly outside the lines and achieve my dreams.
More on the flight from her website:
Earhart, a traffic and weather anchor and philanthropist in Denver has dreamt of this flight since she was 18 years old. She started her flight training in 2004 and continues to build upon her growing list of certificates and ratings. Amelia is the founder and president of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, which provides flight scholarships to young women; flight-based educational curriculum; and a variety of opportunities for people to get involved in aviation. Amelia is a member of The Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots, and works with more than 75 charities each year.
If she succeeds, Earhart won't be the first woman to recreate the infamous final flight, USA Today notes. Several women have reproduced the mission, dating as far back as 1967.
The 14 day journey will take place during the summer of 2014.
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