oday. June 26th, 2014. Seems like a typical day, right? Not for Amelia Rose Earhart. Today this 31-year-old woman is attempting to recreate and symbolically complete the journey of her namesake (*psst– they are not actually related*). If successful, she will become the youngest woman to ever fly a single-engine aircraft around the world. Oh yeah, and Amelia Rose has also started the Fly With Amelia Foundation, which awards flight scholarships to young women ages 16 to 18 across the country. How cool is THAT.
Amelia Rose left her day job as a 9News Traffic and Weather Reporter in Denver, CO to go all in for her flight training and preparation. Her website has a neat little map where you can track her journey and even see if she’s experiencing turbulence in the skies.
If you want to see her projected route, check out this infographic:
Here’s a final thought from Amelia Rose that may give you a lift if you’re feeling earth-bound:
Lift is what makes flight possible. It’s the component of aerodynamic force that allows us to overcome gravity and soar through the sky towards new adventures. Without lift, even the most highly tuned aircraft in the world would never get off the ground…every once in a while, all of us need a little lift.
For an extra lift, watch a short skit from Ellen in which a fictional Amelia Rose Earhart attempts to eat soup, drink two slurpees, and do a puzzle while flying.
Follow her journey @Amelia__Earhart or with hashtag #FlyWithAmelia.