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Amelia Earhart Flies A Cirrus

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Denver traffic reporter Amelia Rose Earhart is distantly related to the famous aviator, and says her parents gave her that name to inspire her -- and it worked. Earhart already has earned her private pilot certificate, and this week she's flying from Oakland, Calif., to Miami in a Cirrus SR-22 to re-trace one of her namesake's famous flights (and blogging about it, here). She's working on her instrument rating, and hopes to eventually follow Earhart's route around the world -- skipping the part about going missing over the ocean, of course.

Earhart is studying meteorology and plans to soon move up from traffic to weather at the TV station where she works. Last week, she talked with AVweb's Mary Grady about her goals and how she hopes to help inspire interest in general aviation. Click here for the podcast.

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