AMELI A EARHART SETS OFF ON LAST FLIGHT Amelia Earhart tunes up her plane then she and navigator Fred Noonan take off from Oakland, California on the first leg of a round the world flight. The journey will end with their mysterious disappearance.
AMELIA EARHART DISAPPEARS Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are well into their round-the-world flight when they take off from Lae, New Guinea on 2 July 1937 with the intended destination of Howland Island. The aviators never reach their destination and disappear without a trace to become one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Aerial and ocean searches for the pair yield no results.
Date: July 2, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:44:00, With Audio
LADY PILOTS ATTEMPT ENDURANCE FLIGHT Pilots Mary Owens and Jeanne Larene of Dallas, Texas set out to break the endurance record of staying aloft for more than ten days. The girls take turns sleeping and refuel in mid-air.
AMERICAN AVIATOR AMELIA EARHART SETS RECORDS EVEN WHEN TROUBLE STRIKES A disheveled but radiant Amelia Earhart talks about her flight and intention to set new records in aviation. "Well I lost my head cover and so that caused me to lose some time which was serious to me." A reporter notes however that she has still broken her previous nonstop record by several hours.
AMELIA EARHART SETS NEW RECORDS - 1932 Amelia Earhart is lauded after making the fastest ocean trip in history at 15 hours and 40 minutes. The tousle-haired beauty also becomes the first woman to fly the route solo but doesn't savor victory for long before she's off again in her Lockheed-Vega plane.
AMERICAN PILOT AMELIA EARHART ARRIVES FROM A FLIGHT A plane comes in a for landing and its famous female pilot Amelia Earhart climbs out to greet those waiting for her. Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous aviators of all time setting such records as being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and for creating a worldwide mystery that has never been solved with her disappearance during a solo flight in 1937.
AVIATION RECORD BREAKERS JIM MOLLISON & AMY JOHNSON Jim Mollison a famous Scottish pioneer aviator is surrounded by media and fans after setting yet another flight record. He attracted even more attention when he announced his marriage to notable English female aviator Amy Johnson also surrounded by media and fans. Mollison proposed to Ms. Johnson only 8 hours after they met during a flight together.
FEMALE PILOT JERRIE MOCK CIRCLES GLOBE SOLO Ohio mother of three Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock sets out to finish what Amelia Earhart started and completes the first solo around-the-world flight by a woman pilot, and in a record 29 days too.
NEW ZEALAND FEMALE AVIATION RECORD BREAKER JEAN BATTEN New Zealand female pilot Jean Batten lands her plane. Still wearing her flight gear Ms. Batten poses for cameras before leaving the plane and walking through the crowd of fans followed by reporters. She was awarded the Harmon Trophy three times for setting new aviation records in the decade.
NEW ZEALAND FEMALE AVIATION RECORD BREAKER JEAN BATTEN JOKES WITH THE PRESS & FANS New Zealand female pilot Jean Batten jokes about her most recent flight to the press and waiting fans. "Ladies and gentlemen I do want to say how very pleased I am to have arrived here safely and I do also want to thank you for waiting here for my arrival. I've just been told that some people have been here since early this morning and I'm only sorry that I could not have arrived sooner. But after all it is a woman's privilege to be a little late."
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