TIGHAR Literary Guild: Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Electra

TIGHAR Literary Guild: Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Electra
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​As a service to historians, researchers and, in fact, anyone interested in Amelia Earhart, TIGHAR will publish a book documenting the evolution of the world’s most famous missing aircraft. Delivered to Amelia on her 39th birthday – July 24, 1936 – the aircraft was in service less than a year when it vanished on July 2, 1937. During that time Amelia’s Model 10E Special underwent many modifications. Instruments, fuel tanks, registration markings, radios, antennas, even windows, came and went as the so-called Flying Laboratory was readied for its globe circling mission. In the seventy-eight years since it was last seen, misconceptions about Earhart’s Electra have made it difficult for the public to assess competing theories about its ultimate fate. It is long past time for a documented history of the plane’s development, what is known – and not known – about the changes that were made and what they say about the people who made them.

Research for the book is correcting many myths and misconceptions about history’s most famous missing airplane, and producing many new insights into what happened on July 2, 1937. We need help researching this book. While much of the airplane’s history is well documented there are gaps that further research may be able to fill. As research questions arise we’ll put them out to TIGHAR researchers and to TIGHAR’s Amelia Earhart Search Forum. We are publishing draft chapters in TIGHAR Tracks and on the TIGHAR website.

To help fund the writing we’re asking you to join the TIGHAR Literary Guild with a contribution of at least $100. Members of the Literary Guild will be listed in the Acknowledgements section of the book and will be the first to receive a signed copy of Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Electra as soon as it’s published.

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​As a service to historians, researchers and, in fact, anyone interested in Amelia Earhart, TIGHAR will publish a book documenting the evolution of the world’s most famous missing aircraft. Delivered to Amelia on her 39th birthday – July 24, 1936 – the aircraft was in service less than a year when it vanished on July 2, 1937. During that time Amelia’s Model 10E Special underwent many modifications. Instruments, fuel tanks, registration markings, radios, antennas, even windows, came and went as the so-called Flying Laboratory was readied for its globe circling mission. In the seventy-eight years since it was last seen, misconceptions about Earhart’s Electra have made it difficult for the public to assess competing theories about its ultimate fate. It is long past time for a documented history of the plane’s development, what is known – and not known – about the changes that were made and what they say about the people who made them.

Research for the book is correcting many myths and misconceptions about history’s most famous missing airplane, and producing many new insights into what happened on July 2, 1937. We need help researching this book. While much of the airplane’s history is well documented there are gaps that further research may be able to fill. As research questions arise we’ll put them out to TIGHAR researchers and to TIGHAR’s Amelia Earhart Search Forum. We are publishing draft chapters in TIGHAR Tracks and on the TIGHAR website.

To help fund the writing we’re asking you to join the TIGHAR Literary Guild with a contribution of at least $100. Members of the Literary Guild will be listed in the Acknowledgements section of the book and will be the first to receive a signed copy of Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Electra as soon as it’s published.

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