Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Seven Days To Go

On this date seventy-five years ago Amelia Earhart will finally leave Indonesia.  She had hoped to make it to Port Darwin on the northern coast of Australia.
"But the penalty for flying east is losing hours.  Depending on the distance covered, each day is shortened and one has to be careful to keep the corrected sunset time in mind so as not to be caught out after dark." -- Amelia Earhart
She was further delayed by strong headwinds which forced her to land at a tiny airstrip at Koepang on the island of Timor.
In the photograph, taken just days before their public disappearance both pilot and navigator show the toll the journey has taken and both know that in But This Is Different http://butthisisdifferent.com their journey will not end in Oakland.

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