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What Happened to Amelia Earhart? Explore the Possibilities at EAA on November 8

 

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (October 30, 2006) — One of aviation's most enduring mysteries, the disappearance of famed pilot Amelia Earhart in 1937, will be the focus of a special free presentation at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Since Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during their 1937 around-the-world flight, there have been countless explanations about their fate. Theories ranging from survival on a remote island to capture by Japanese troops have been forwarded in the nearly 70 years since the incident. Ric Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), will talk about the findings of his group during eight expeditions to the region over the last 20 years.

Gillespie has just published a book titled "Finding Amelia - The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance," which outlines TIGHAR's extensive work to unravel the mystery. Gillespie's work has uncovered new information about Earhart's fateful flight and the subsequent search.

The event, held in the museum's Eagle Hangar, is free to the public but free will donations will be accepted.

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA's yearly membership convention. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. EAA AirVenture information is also available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org.

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