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Pilot Embarks on Earhart 80th Anniversary Flight

Brian Lloyd Solo Flight Follows Historic Amelia Earhart Route
Miami, Florida, USA, June 1, 2017 – As pilot Brian Lloyd propels his single-engine plane named “Spirit” into the sky on a solo round-the-world adventure, he commemorates Amelia Earhart’s famous flight eighty years ago on this date in 1937. The two month flight will follow Earhart’s historic route to circumnavigate the world at the equator, which starts in Miami, skirts South America, crosses… read more

Brian Llloyd prepares for takeoff in his airplane Spirit on 02JUN2017 at Canefield airport in Dominica

Brian Llloyd prepares for takeoff in his airplane Spirit on 02JUN2017 at Canefield airport in Dominica

Historic Flight Background

Amelia Earhart fueling her Lockheed Electra in June 1937 at the Caripito Venezuela airport

Amelia Earhart fueling her Lockheed Electra in June 1937 at the Caripito Venezuela airport

Eighty years ago Amelia Earhart undertook an ambitious and historic flight around the world at the equator, something not previously attempted. That flight stretched the technical limits of aviation and navigation technology of the time.

Brian Lloyd with Spirit in Brazil during early June 2017. ©2017 TMA Fortaleza Planespotting Team CC-BY 2.0

Brian Lloyd with Spirit in Brazil during early June 2017. ©2017 TMA Fortaleza Planespotting Team CC-BY 2.0

Project Amelia Earhart recreates and commemorates that flight on its 80th anniversary with Brian Lloyd flying his airplane, Spirit on the same route. We chronicle this historic flight and publish live information during the flight. 

See Press Release – Press Page

Brian Lloyd pauses prior to takeoff of Spirit 21MAY2017 at San Marcos Airport Texas USA ©2017 Josh Flowers CC-BY 2.0

Brian Lloyd pauses prior to takeoff of Spirit 21MAY2017 at San Marcos Airport Texas USA ©2017 Josh Flowers CC-BY 2.0

Round The World Flight Schedule for June-July 2017

Location : Date : Days : Airport ID
Ft. Lauderdale Executive : 31-May : 1 : KFXE
St Thomas, VI : 1-Jun : 0 :
Canefield Airport, Dominica : 1-Jun : 1 : TDCF
Port of Spain, Trinidad : 2-Jun : 1 : TTPP
Paramaribo, Suriname : 3-Jun : 1 : SMJP
Fortaleza, Brazil : 4-Jun : 3 : SBFZ
Natal, Brazil : 7-Jun : 1 : SBNT
Dakar, Senegal : 9-Jun : 2 : GOOY
N’Djamena, Chad : 11-Jun : 1 : FTTJ
Khartoum, Sudan : 12-Jun : 1 : HSSS
Muscat, Oman : 13-Jun : 1 : OOMS
Karachi, Pakistan : 14-Jun : 2 : OPKC
Kolkata, India : 16-Jun : 1 : VECC
Chittagong, Bangladesh : 17-Jun : 1 : VGEG
Rangoon, Myanmar : 18-Jun : 1: VYYY
Bangkok, Thailand : 19-Jun : 2 : VTBD
Maintenance, on Ground, Singapore : 21-Jun : 7 : WSSL
Bandung, Java, Indonesia : 28-Jun : 1 : WICC
Darwin, Australia : 29-Jun : 1 : YPDN
Whitsunday, Australia : 30-Jun : 1 : YSHR
Brisbane, Australia : 2-Jul : 1 : YBBN
Sydney, Australia : 3-Jul : 2 : YSBK
Auckland, NZ : 5-Jul : 9 : NZAA
Suva, Fiji : 14-Jul : 2 : NFNA
Howland Island overflight : 16-Jul : 0
Kiritimati, Kirabati : 16-Jul: 1 : PLCH
Kauai, HI, USA : 15-Jul : 2 : PHLI
Honolulu, HI, USA : 17-Jul : 0 : PHNL
Hilo, HI, USA : 17-Jul : 2 : PHTO
Oakland, CA, USA : 19-Jul : 3 : KOAK
Atichison, KS, USA : 22-Jul : 2 : KK59
Oshkosh, WI, USA : 24-Jul : 5 : KOSH
Kestrel Airpark, TX, USA : 29-Jul : : 1T7
Note: Dates are approximate and subject to change without notice.
Project Amelia Earhart 80th Anniversary Flight Brian Lloyd Spirit 1937 World Aviation Map ©2017 B.CRYSTAL CC-BY 2.0

Project Amelia Earhart 80th Anniversary Flight Brian Lloyd Spirit 1937 World Aviation Map ©2017 B.Crystal CC-BY 2.0

 

 

Brian Lloyd prepares for flight of airplane Spirit 21 MAY 2017 in Spring Branch Texas USA - Photo Credit: Josh Flowers CC-BY 2.0

Brian Lloyd prepares for flight of the airplane Spirit on 21 MAY 2017 in Texas USA. Click for higher resolution.

 

Amelia Earhart’s Historic Route

See https://www.goo.gl/6qYxqF for a description of the numbers (1 through 31) on Amelia’s route – that are shown on the map. Hovering over the numbers on the tripline.net website, yields pop-up annotations that describe each location. (Scrolling down the page will reveal the full descriptions for those that are too long to fit in the pop-up boxes, as well as for smartphone and tablet users who cannot “hover”.)

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