History is about to repeat itself.  In the summer of 2014, Amelia Rose Earhart, a 30 year-old weather and traffic co-anchor for Denver television station KUSA 9News, plans to circumvent the globe on her own around-the-world flight to honor her name sake, Amelia Mary Earhart.

Earhart and co-pilot Patrick Carter will take off from Oakland, California in June, flying a Pilatus PC-12HG.  The 14-stop, 28,000 mile journey will retrace the route that the late Earhart and her co-pilot, Fred Noonan, never completed.  If they succeed, the modern Earhart will become the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft.

While Amelia Rose Earhart is not related to the famed aviatrix, the two share a love of flight and adventure, in addition to a name.  Through the Amelia Project, Earhart hopes to inspire young girls to “pursue their dreams of flight.”  In addition, she anticipates that the publicity will help promote her Fly With Amelia Foundation, a Colorado non-profit, created to provide flight based education and scholarships to young women ages 16-18.  The organization works with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to connect the community with general aviation.

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