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Amelia Earhart Lockheed 5-C Vega

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Model ID#:

0456

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Name:

Vega

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Designation:

5-C

MODEL BY:

H. Davidson

Model Scale:

N/A

MODEL ADDED:

11/15/78

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1934

SKU: Model-0456 Categories: ,

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The Lockheed Vega is a five- to seven-seat high-wing monoplane airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation. Production began in 1927 and the aircraft became famous for its use by a number of record-breaking pilots who were attracted to its high speed and long range.
The Vega 5B is the seven-seat passenger transport version, built for higher gross weight operations with commercial operators.

Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897- disappeared July 2, 1937; declared dead January 5, 1939) was an American aviation pioneer and writer. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, was one of the first aviators to promote commercial air travel, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

Amelia Earhart landed and refueled her Lockheed Vega aircraft number NC-965-Y at Albuquerque’s Oxnard Field Airport on August 12, 1934. Amelia flew over six different Vegas in her career and the plane she flew here was the last one. One of her Vegas is on display in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

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