A flyer who shares her name with famous aviator Amelia Earhart is making a stop in Miami while retracing the around-the-world flight of her namesake.
Amelia Rose Earhart, who is not related to the original Earhart, will be in Miami Friday afternoon, after beginning the flight in Oakland, California.
Earhart will make 17 stops and cover approximately 24,300 nautical miles in a Pilatus PC-12 NG over the course of two and a half weeks. If successful, Earhart will become the youngest woman ever to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine aircraft.
She hopes that by recreating and symbolically completing Amelia Mary Earhart’s flight around the world she can "develop an even deeper connection to my namesake and also encourage the world to pursue their own adventures."
Earhart, 31, is the president of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a nonprofit that gives scholarships to young women who want to learn how to fly. Her flight will be tracked at FlyWithAmelia.org.
Amelia Mary Earhart went missing over the South Pacific in 1937.