The Museum of Flight will be welcoming the greatly anticipated arrival of the newest aircraft to our collection: an immaculately restored Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, the same type of aircraft that Amelia Earhart piloted on her fateful final flight.
This particular aircraft, NC-14900, has a wonderful history on its own. It was built for Northwest Airlines and began passenger service in 1935. It served in WWII and then went back to flying passengers for various airlines until it was restored to replicate Amelia Earhart's Electra in 1996. In 1997 Linda Finch flew it around the world, reenacting Amelia's flight. Today there is only one other genuine Lockheed Electra Model 10-E in existence. This aircraft will go on permanent display at the museum's Amelia Earhart exhibit opening Oct 12, 2013.
This video was shot as the Electra made it way to it's new home. The camera aircraft was flown by aviation legend Clay Lacy,10-E pilot Taigh Ramey, Copilot Alby Redick. Video was shot by Andrew Wiegert and post production editing by Scott Plummer.
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