Sunday, June 17, 2012

Karachi to Calcutta

On this date seventy-five years ago Amelia Earhart flew 1,390 miles from Karachi to Calcutta.  In the first photograph, Amelia and Fred stand in front of the Lockheed shortly after landing in Calcutta.  Doubtless Amelia was aware that on this same date in 1928 she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic by air.  No, she wasn't the pilot on that flight.  Instead, she was a passenger aboard a Fokker plane named Friendship.  The plane left Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland, and 20 hours 40 minutes later landed at Burry Port, Wales. The second photograph shows Amelia celebrating that first. In But This Is Different Amelia hopes to soon celebrate a different kind of 'first'.

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