Amelia Earhart’s 1937 flight around the world again in 2014
As Amelia Rose Earhart gets set to circumnavigate the globe in a Pilatus PC-12 NG single-engine aircraft, retracing her namesake’s route, she and her aircraft will be insured by Lockton Companies. Departure from Oakland, California is scheduled for June 2014.
Depending on weather conditions, her planned route has 17 scheduled stops enroute with 98 flying hours through 15-18 days. She will fly in partnership with pilot Shane Jordan as she embarks on the epic journey symbolising Amelia Earhart’s 1937 flight around the world.
“Lockton is thrilled to be a part of this legendary journey,” said Ty Carter, an aviation risk management executive with Lockton. “We are passionate about aviation and appreciate Amelia’s efforts to raise awareness of the opportunities and experiences it provides. Her tenacity and spirit are truly inspiring.”
Earhart is the president of the Fly with Amelia Foundation. It grants flight scholarships to girls in the 16 – 18 age group, and supports advancement of general aviation opportunities.
“My passion for flight and adventure has driven me to explore new experiences I never would have imagined possible as a child,” said Earhart. “Hard work, persistence, and great role models have enabled me to fly outside the lines and achieve my dreams. Aviation plays an integral role in my life and I hope to share some of that joy with others through this adventure.”