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Help Bring the Lockheed Electra 10E to The Museum of Flight
Know a mom that is so great she should be honored in a museum? A tribute gift to our Project Amelia campaign is the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Amelia Earhart has been an inspiration to women and girls for generations. Project Amelia, supported by the current and new members of the ALL Ladies Guild, is the Museum of Flight’s new women’s initiative. The goal is to bring a restored Lockheed Electra Model 10-E to 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 Electra Model 10-E 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.