Synopses & Reviews
For more than sixty years people have wondered what happened to Amelia Earhart. Here at last is the answer.
In 1937, Amelia Earhart disappeared into the Pacific Ocean only days from completing her famous around-the-world flight. Her plane was never found. Now, with the recent discovery of long-lost radio messages, combined with authors Elgen M. Long and Marie K. Long's twenty-five years of research, the mystery surrounding Earhart has been solved. Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved simultaneously reveals their findings and brings to life the primitive conditions under which early aviators flew -- including lack of radar, unreliable communications, grass landing strips, and poorly mapped islands -- reminding us just how daring Earhart was.
A re-creation of the events inside the doomed Electra flown by Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan. The authors offer evidence that the plane just simply ran out of fuel, and Earhart and Noonan were not captured by Japanese soldiers or islanders.
About the Author
Elgen M. Long
is the only person to have flown solo around the world over both poles. His career includes 40,000 hours of worldwide flying in everything from 1930s Boeing 314 seaplanes to Boeing 747s. During World War II, Navy patrol flights in the Pacific often took him over Howland Island, Earhart's destination on her final flight.
Table of Contents
1 Tragedy Near Howland Island
2 In the Shadow of History
3 The Legend Begins
4 Preparations for the World Flight
5 The Flight to Honolulu
6 The Crash at Honolulu
7 Preparing for the Second World Flight
8 World Flight Resumes -- Oakland to Miami
9 World Flight -- Miami to Dakar
10 World Flight -- Dakar to Singapore
11 World Flight -- Singapore to Lae, New Guinea
12 Preparing for the Lae-to-Howland Flight
13 The Itasca and Howland Island
14 The Search for Earhart
15 Examining the Evidence
16 Solving the Mystery
Flight Log for Earhart's Around-the-World-Flight
The Electra's Fuel Consumption
The Authors and Their Contributors