OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) --Amelia Earhart has landed! No, not the long-lost Amelia Earhart who mysteriously disappeared, but another pilot with the same name.
It was wheels down at Kaiser Aviation in Oakland on Friday for Amelia "Rose" Earhart, a 31-year-old weather and traffic reporter. She just flew around the world -- 28,000 miles.
Earhart runs the Fly with Amelia Foundation, which encourages girls to become pilots. "To show that you can be a well-rounded woman, you can do all sorts of things," Earhart said.
"But you can get out there and take on a big machine, and you can bring it all the way around the world safely. We had, you know, duel GPS, we had synthetic vision -- things Amelia didn't have and that's why we were able to complete the flight was because we have things that she didn't have back then," Earhart said.
The original Amelia Earhart's plane vanished near Howland Island in the Central Pacific Ocean in 1937.