Amelia Earhart Flight Announced
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OSHKOSH -- Amelia Earhart is taking to the skies once more.
Except that this woman is a weather forecaster and traffic reporter for the NBC affiliate in Denver, CO. And yes, that's really her name. She announced today at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh that she will be re-creating the original Earhart flight around the world in honor of her distant relative.
"When I was 18 I started flying, took my first flight lesson, and really started getting into it and realized it was something that probably could take me through my whole life. And while I haven't decided to make flight my career choice, it has been my true passion," Earhart says.
In 10 months, she and her crew will take off from Oakland, CA for their round-the-world flight. You can track her progress live on Facebook and Twitter.