Friday, July 28, 2017

Project Amelia Earhart Flight in Final Phase

Part of WB6RQN's flight path
(Courtesy Project Amelia Earhart website)
Howland Island is believed to be the last place aviatrix Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan attempted to land on their ill-fated 1937 attempt to fly around the world. Earhart fan and radio amateur Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, took off June 1 to try to follow Earhart's route and make a full circumnavigation. According to the ARRL, Lloyd began the final phase of his flight on July 26, leaving Honolulu for Oakland, California and eventually ending at the Amelia Earhart Museum in Atchison, Kansas. His flight from Pago Pago to Hawaii included a flyover of Howland Island, where he dropped a floral wreath in Earhart's and Noonan's memory.