Amelia Earhart Departs on Solo Flight Across Atlantic, May 20, 1932 Add Video

May 20,1932: Amelia Earhart departs Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in her Lockheed Vega on her solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic.

On May 20-21, 1932, Earhart became the first woman, and the only person since Charles Lindbergh to fly nonstop and alone across the Atlantic. Flying her red Lockheed Vega (now on display in the Smithsonian Museum), she left Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, and landed 15 hours later near Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Posted by Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon on June 30, 2017 at 10:23 AM 80 Views

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Reply Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon
8:20 PM on July 2, 2017 
This is so amazing to see Amelia Earhart preparing to take off on here solo flight, a nonstop one at that, too! It was something to watch the Co-pilot wind up the propellers for takeoff. Unlike today's latest and greatest air crafts, it's hard to believe they flew across the Atlantic in this small plane? Wonderful to see how far the airline industry progressed since that time.
Reply Neal Holland * Dorothy Gagnon
10:24 AM on June 30, 2017 
Very interesting video watching the aircraft of yesteryear in such an amazing flight. Enjoy watching Amelia on her journey.