Amelia Rose Earhart, 31, isn’t related to the female pilot who disappeared more than seven decades ago, but she was given the famous name at birth and has always wanted to complete the journey around the world.
She set off on her global voyage June 26 from the same Oakland Airport as her hero did, and landed there Saturday as the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine plane.
The Denver resident, and former traffic and weather reporter, runs a nonprofit, the Fly With Amelia Foundation, which sends girls 16 to 18 to flight school. She hopes her story and around-the-world flight will inspire girls to fly.
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