"As years go on, it’s not just the flight but it’s about a woman, it’s about encouraging people to be in aviation. It’s about the era."
Perhaps no other institution on the planet is more recognizable than the Smithsonian. The air and space museum on Washington DC houses some of the most iconic aviation exhibits on the planet. And the museum staff are some of the most knowledgeable experts that can be found. One of the most well-known exhibits there is Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega. The plane that she set the transatlantic record in, now stands proudly in the “Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight” Gallery. Could it be possible that one day Amelia’s Lockheed Electra; the holy grail of aviation may find its way into the same gallery?
Tonight, season two continues with the 72nd episode of the Chasing Earhart podcast. We’re joined by project guests Dorothy Cochrane & Tom Crouch of Air & Space to discuss the ongoing role that the Smithsonian plays in the investigation of the disappearance, Amelia Earhart’s impact and legacy and why they believe that Amelia Earhart stood for much more than flying “for the fun of it”.
Smithsonian Air & Space Website
Amelia Earhart @ the "Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery"
Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega @ Air & Space
"The Search for Amelia Earhart" by Fred Goerner
"Amelia Earhart: Missing for 80 Years But Not Forgotten"Article by Dorothy Cochrane