This high quality replica is handcrafted from mahogany and comes with a wooden base. Dimensions are 34cm (L) X 30cm (H) X 50cm (Wingspan). Amelia Earhart was the first woman and only the second person (the other was Charles Lindberg) to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. On May 20 1932 she set off alone from Harbour Grace Newfoundland. The weather was a problem from the start and at one point in the flight ice on the wings forced her into a 3 000-foot unchecked descent. She finally managed to level off and constantly fighting fatigue she landed in a field near Culmore Londonderry Northern Ireland. She made the 2 026-mile flight in 14 hours 54 minutes. The aircraft she used was a bright red Lockheed Vega 5B a sleek new monoplane with a fully cantilevered wing and roomy cabin area. It was the first aeroplane built by Lockheed. The first one flew in 1927 and 131 were eventually manufactured.
This product contains small parts and is a choking hazard so not suitable for children under 3 years old.