June 30, 2014 (Scottsdale, AZ)
Thirty-one year old Amelia Rose Earhart isn’t officially related to the famous pilot, Amelia Mary Earhart, but in spirit she’s always felt a connection. Amelia Rose believed for years that she was related to the famous Amelia Mary Earhart, but recently found out the two are not actually related by blood. Since she was in high school Amelia Rose dreamed about recreating Earhart’s global flight. She started flying 10 years ago and earned her private pilot’s license and instrument rating. She hopes to fly the same global route that Earhart set out to do in 1937.
Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, but never made it. Her and her plane disappeared and for 75 years, it still remains a mystery of what became of her.
Amelia Rose is setting out to finish what her namesake tried to accomplish all those years ago. Unlike the Earhart’s aircraft, a Lockheed Electra 10E, she will be piloting a Pilatus PC-12 NG; a modern, state-of-the-art single engine prop plane with all glass cockpit, satellite tracking and an extra 200 gallon auxiliary tank for fuel to make the approximate 24,300 nautical miles around the globe. Amelia Rose will be the pilot in command and be at the controls during the entire flight, but is being accompanied by good friend, accomplished pilot and flight instructor, Shane Jordon. Jordon has more than 6,500 hours, 4,500 are in the Pilatus.
Amelia Rose is the President of a foundation called Fly With Amelia Foundation and in conjunction with her flight she plans to award flight-training scholarships to women between the ages of 16-18.
She also is planning on live-streaming her flight for social media. That way you can follow her on her adventure, which will take her about two weeks and 17 stops, as she circumnavigates the globe. You can follow Amelia on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #flywithamelia. We admire Amelia Rose for following her dreams and encouraging young women to get into aviation. Angel MedFlight wishes her good luck on her adventure.
“By recreating and symbolically completing Amelia Mary Earhart’s flight around the world, I hope to develop an even deeper connection to my namesake and also encourage the world to pursue their own adventures. Amelia believed that, ‘adventure is worthwhile in itself’ and it is that type of attitude that spurs us to seek the unknown, push our limits and fly outside the lines.” – Amelia Rose Earhart