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Aviation History

People, Aircraft and Events in Aviation History

The Search for Amelia Earhart
Amelia's attempted flight around the world in her Lockheed Electra was cut short when she disappeared with her aircraft somewhere over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. To this day, the search for Amelia Earhart and her plane continues.

Amelia Earhart: The Castaway Theory
There are two main theories surrounding Amelia Earhart's disappearance: Amelia either ran out of fuel and crashed into the Pacific Ocean, or she landed safely on an island and lived as a castaway for a short time.

Aircraft Profile: Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Model 10 Electra
The Lockheed Model 10 Electra is most famous as the aircraft that Amelia Earhart flew on her attempted around-the-world flight in 1937. Built for early airline operations, the Electra Model 10 was a twin-engine, all-aluminum aircraft with retractable landing gear, variable-pitch propellers, and twin tail fins and rudders.

6 Ways to Celebrate National Aviation Day
National Aviation Day is celebrated on August 19th each year, which happens to be Orville Wright's birthday. President Roosevelt created National Aviation Day in 1939 as a way to celebrate the growth and advancements being made in aviation.

Company Profile: Fly With Amelia Foundation
The Fly With Amelia Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Colorado created by Amelia Rose Earhart, a pilot who happens to share the love of flight - and a name - with the legendary Amelia Earhart.

In the summer of 2014, Amelia Rose Earhart will recreate the famous Amelia's flight around the world. Dubbed "The Amelia Project," the flight will commemorate the infamous flight that Amelia Earhart attempted in 1937 and raise awareness for the Fly With Amelia Foundation.

Aircraft Profile: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird holds the record for the fastest operational military jet in the world. Here's a look at its design, specifications and where you can find the remaining SR-71 aircraft today.

Top 10 Summer Aviation Events
Don't miss these top 10 summer air shows and aviation events! From coast to coast, there's something for everyone.

What are FBOs?
Today, fixed base operators are simply businesses located at airports. They are flight schools, maintenance hangars, charter operations and fuel businesses.

King Air Celebrates 50 Years at Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture 2014 was an extra special year for Beechcraft, who celebrated two significant milestones at Oshkosh: The 50th year of King Air production and the one-year anniversary of a major order from Wheels Up.

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