August 21, 2009
By Sarah Brown
The Lockheed Electra that Amelia Earhart used for her attempt to fly around the world in 1937 disappeared along with Earhart somewhere over the Pacific. Now you’ll get a chance to take an up-close look at the airplane: An all-metal, twin-engine Electra like the one used for Earhart’s legendary flight will be on display at AirportFest, part of AOPA Aviation Summit Nov. 5 through 7.
The airplane was used for the upcoming film Amelia, a biopic of Earhart starring Hilary Swank, and will be on display for the event at Peter O. Knight Airport in Tampa, Fla. It will be among other vintage aircraft at AirportFest, which features events for the whole family. Walk through the exhibits, listen to presentations about vintage aircraft, and enjoy the many activities AirportFest has to offer.
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