October 23, 2009
The last decade of the life of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is portrayed. A lifelong interest in flight lands Amelia in the position to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928. She becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932. Her celebrity status leads to commercial success in product endorsements, which helps fund further flying initiatives. Much of her public notoriety is achieved by the promotions of her publisher husband. After a year of planning, she seemingly disappears during a flight around the world. The 1937 flight is to be closer to the equator than previous flights and therefore longer. Radio communication is lost during an attempted landing on an island in the central Pacific Ocean.