|Mr. Elwood A. Ballard and his wife Floy (right side)|
with Amelia's mother Debborah Dale, awaiting the arrival.
|Amelia being interviewed and photographed|
by many TV and newspapers' reporters.
|Amelia Rose Earhart and Lt Col Tinnirello shortly|
after her arrival.
Now, 77 years later, another aviatrix by the name of Amelia Rose Earhart started the trip from the now Oakland International Airport, North Field, to repeat the flight around the world. Amelia Rose Earhart is no relation to the original Amelia but was named after her and has been inspired by her.
|Amelia Rose Earhart is embraced by her father Glen Earhart.|
|Amelia Rose Earhart, Lt Col Tinnirello and|
Juliet Goodrich, Channel 7 news anchor.
|Amelia Rose Earhart holds the Squadron 188 flag.|
|Amelia Rose Earhart embraces Lt Col Tinnirello|
during this very emotional moment.
Ms. Earhart was accompanied by copilot Shane Jordan, from Denver.
On her departure from Oakland on June 23, the writer made a deal with Amelia Rose. He gave her 2 patches of the Amelia Earhart, Senior Squadron 188 of the Civil Air Patrol, on one condition. She would take both patches around the world. On her return she would keep one, and the other one would be placed on the Amelia Mary Earhart Wall of Fame at the Squadron 188 Headquarters, located at the Oakland International Airport, North field. The patch was placed on a special frame naming the event and signed by Amelia Rose to testify that it is the patch that she took around the world.
|Amelia Rose stands by the door of the|
room Amelia Mary used to stay in when
she came to Oakland Airport.
To celebrate her arrival on July 11, 2014, senior members of Squadron 188 lined up at the ramp of Kaiser Jet Center, holding flags of the 14 countries where she landed during her voyage. Press and TV cameras were there to record this historic event. Amelia Rose Earhart established a new record, being the youngest woman (31 years old) to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft.
Ms. Earhart's mother, Debborah Dale, was there to greet her daughter upon arrival. Her father, Glen Earhart, was also waiting to embrace his daughter after her historic accomplishment.
|Amelia Rose Earhart in front of the wall showing many of|
the awards received by Sq. 188 in the last few years.
|Amelia Rose Earhart and Lt Col Tinnirello inside|
the historic room.
After all the TV interviews, Amelia Rose Earhart went to visit Squadron 188 Headquarters. That building, in the 1900s, was the first hotel at any United States airport. It was also the place where Amelia Mary Earhart used to stay before starting the several record braking flights out of Oakland. At the arrival of Amelia Rose, the members of Squadron 188 had formed an arch with the 14 flags of the countries she landed.
|Amelia Rose Earhart holds one of the two|
Squardon 188 patches she took around the world.
|Amelia Rose and copilot Shane signed autographs |
for the attendees at the Oakland Aerospace Museum.
|Attendees at the Oakland Aerospace Museum signed |
Amelia's world map that she took along on her trip.
|Senior members of Amelia Earhart, Senior Squadron 188 holding the 14 flags of all the countries Amelia Rose landed in during her trip.|
While talking with Amelia Rose Earhart she mentioned that the most emotional part of the whole trip was to circle Howland Island. She said that she always respected her namesake and her bravery, but seeing this tiny island took it to a whole new level. When she arrived at Howland Island, seeing the small piece of land in the middle of nowhere, about one and a half mile long and one half mile wide, made a huge impression on her. Well, she had GPS and all the modern equipment in the plane, so there was no problem to find it. A big contrast with Amelia Mary who had unreliable radio communication and a homing device.
|Amelia Rose Earhart arrives at Oakland|
Airport in the Pilatus PC-12 NG plane.
After departing Squadron 188, Ms. Earhart went to the Oakland Aerospace Museum and met with people, where she signed autographs and posed for picture taking with children and adults that came to congratulate her on this new historic record.
|Mr. Ballard and his wife Floy (far right) give flowers to Dyanna|
Jordan, copilot Shane's mom and Debborah Dale.
Ms. Amelia Rose Earhart also signed a photograph of her, dedicated to Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 188, and thanking the squadron for its participation in celebrating her return.
|Members of Sq. 188 in front of their headquarters|
making an arch with the flags of the countries
Amelia Rose Earhart landed in during her trip.