Vanished: Amelia Earhart Episode Four "The Red Sun"

"Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationship of women and the creations of science. Although women have not taken full advantage of its use and benefits, air travel is as available to them as to men."

Image of Amelia Courtesy of Purdue Archives. Used with Permission.

Welcome back to Vanished: Amelia Earhart. Tonight I take a little break from the midwest and travel to Morro Bay, California; one of my very favorite spots in the world. When we started this series there was never a question as to whether or not we'd discuss an organization that Amelia Earhart held very close to her heart. We just had to get the right people to do it, and tonight we have them. While the show thus far has covered all of the ways that Amelia Earhart was different from her fellow colleagues, tonight, I thought we'd try a different approach. After all, during the golden age of aviation, there was one organization that brought all of the pioneering women of aviation together for a greater cause. Well...ninety-nine of them at least.

Image courtesy of Lisa Cotham

Image Courtesy of Jan McKenzie


  • The official website for the Ninety-Nines

  • The official website for the "Museum of Women Pilots" in Oklahoma City

  • The official website for the "Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum" in Atchison

  • The official website for the "International Forest of Friendship" in Atchison

  • The official website for the WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots)

  • Jackie Cochran @ Wikipedia

  • The Ninety-Nines @ Wikipedia

  • "Vanished: Amelia Earhart" was recorded in its entirety by the Zoom H1N microphone. Get yours here.

  • A special thank you to Drew Hannush from the "Travel Fuels Life" podcast for recording tonight's exit script

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