17 Stops, 24,301 nm
In the Summer of 2014, I will recreate and symbolically complete the flight of my namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart. In 1937, she began a flight around the globe and disappeared over the South Pacific, becoming one of history's greatest mysteries. Over 75 years after her disappearance, Amelia continues to inspire adventure and flight through her bold courage and desire to open doors for women in aviation.
In seventeen stops, and approximately 28,000 miles I will fly a Pilatus PC-12NG around the globe, completing the flight that Amelia never got to finish. When the flight is complete, I will be the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft, honoring Amelia's tenacity and love for aviation possibilities along the way.