We've Raised $1,209,764!
The Lockheed Model 10-E Electra is coming to The Museum of Flight!
Amelia Earhart has been an inspiration to women and girls for generations. Project Amelia, driven by the Museum's ALL Ladies Guild, has successfully raised the funding to add this rare and valuable Lockheed Model 10-E Electra to the Museum's permanent collection. Fully restored to the exact specifications as the 10-E Electra flown by Amelia, this aircraft will be the centerpiece of a permanent Amelia Earhart Exhibit.
This particular aircraft NC-14900 has a wonderful history on its own. It was built for Northwest Airlines and began passenger service in 1935. It served in WWII and then went back to flying passengers for various airlines until it was restored to replicate Amelia Earhart's Electra in 1996. In 1997 Linda Finch flew it around the world reenacting Amelia's flight. Today there is only one other genuine Lockheed Model 10-E Electra in existence.
But the real story here is motivating young people, especially girls, to take some risks and become the best they can be. Without a doubt, the way Amelia lived her life has positively influenced women for generations. From pilots, to engineers, to explorers and even fashion designers, Amelia helped pave the way for women to enter those and many other professions.
The arrival of the Lockheed Electra made possible by the generosity of: