The Mystery of Amelia Earhartwith notes surrounding The Disappearance of the
Lockheed Electra & The Flight to Howland Island -
an unusual cartographic presentation combining history ,
geography , cartography and navigation to present the
mysterious disappearance in the vicinity of Howland
Island of the famous aviatrix attempted flight around
the world in 1937 .
Consists of maps of the western Pacific and the former
Japanese Mandated Islands with inset maps of Saipan ,
Truk Lagoon , Jaluit Atoll and Howland Island .
Includes a polar projection explaining Time Zones and
describes the method of calculating time (GMT) and
compass directions with text explaining the "announced"
and possible "alternate" flight path which , if taken ,
could have involved an act of espionage.
Also includes testimony of several Saipanese who ,
in the late nineteen thirties, claim to have seen an
american female rumored to have been a pilot.
Details of the flight and pertinent messages received aboard
the Itasca are provided along with sketches.
A very different , detailed chart and technical presentation
of events. A must for aviation history buffs ,
admirers of Earhart and those interested in examining the
intricacies of navigation , Greenwich Mean Time ,
compass headings , etc. , all shown visually on a single sheet.
Color , English
Currently out of print .