Amelia Rose Earhart began her round-the-world flight on Thursday morning, from the same hangar used by her namesake in 1937. In a specially-modified Pilatus PC-12NG, she flew from Oakland, California to Broomfield, Colorado.
Thursday's flight covered 975 miles and spent 3 hours, 13 minutes airborne. On Friday, she'll fly from Broomfield to Miami. Leg 2 is planned for 6 hours and 16 minutes, at a planned distance of 1,806 miles. Once her trip is completed, she'll be the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine plane.
Amelia talks about her trip in this video.
In addition to Amelia's history-making trip, she is providing scholarships to high school-aged girls who want to take flight lessons. She will be announcing the scholarship winners during her flight. You can donate to the Fly With Amelia Foundation here, or by texting AMELIA to 71777.
Top photo via @Amelia__Earhart on Twitter