What type of plane did Amelia Earhart fly on her last flight?
a twin-engine Lockheed Electra
Amelia Earhart has written: 'Last flight' 'Last flight' -- subject(s): Aeronautics, Biography, Biography & Autobiography, Flights, Nonfiction, OverDrive, Women air pilots 'Letters from Amelia, 1901-1937' -- subject(s): Correspondence, Women air pilots '20 Hrs. 40 Min., Our Flight In The Friendship' '20 hrs. 40 min' -- subject(s): Aeronautics, Flights
Amelia was named Amelia Mary Earhart after her two grandmothers, Amelia Harres Otis and Mary Wells Earhart -- a family tradition. It should also be noted that questioners who spell her last name wrong think it was "Airhart," and that her name had some relationship to her occupation as an aviator. It did not.
Amelia Earhart wrote several books during her career. All are collector"s items. The only movie done specifically about Amelia was indeed the recent film bearing her name, though there were a number of Aviatrix characters in movies that may have been , if you avoid the obvious pun, Earhart Take-offs. A book entitled Last Flight was published after her disappearance and was edited by her husnand, Mr. Putnam.
Amelia Earhart was born on July 24th, 1897, but as recently as 1963 it was thought that she was born in 1898. She disappeared on July 2nd, 1937, when she was 39 years old. It's my opinion the she died at the hands of an Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force pilot sometime in September 1937, when she was 40.
Amelia flew many aircraft in her life. Her first was a Kinner Airster, a small low powered biplane. Later she bought a Lockheed Vega 5 and created many records with this including the first female solo flight across the Atlantic. The final aircraft she flew was a twin engine airliner, a Lockheed 10 which she was to fly around the world. It was on this flight that she disappeared.