Credits and Gratitude


Museums and Collections
Smithsonian Institute, National Air and Space Museum;
Archives and Rare Books and Publications.

National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL, for access to Electra 10A S/N 1130. Thanks to Hill Goodspeed, and Mike Boitnott.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT, for access to Lockheed Model 10-A Electra, S/N 1052. Thanks to Mike Speciale, and Bill Taylor who helped with access.

Olde Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Rhinebeck, NY, for allowing
photography of the Lockheed Model 10-E Electra Special.

National Cryptologic Museum, National Security Agency, Ft.Mead, MD. Archival material of Capt. Laurance Safford.

Archives and Libraries
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Washington, DC and College Park, MD.

U.S. Naval Historical Center, Navy Yard, Washington, DC.

Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers.

National Climatic Data Center, Department of Commerce, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration; for upper level wind data collected at Howland Island in June, July, and August 1937.

Federal Aviation Administration, FAA for Technical Certificates pertaining to Lockheed Model 10-A, and 10-E  Electra aircraft, with Pratt & Whitney engines, and Hamilton Standard (now Hamilton Sundstrand) aircraft propellers.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Aeronautics, Legacy Aircraft, for referencing on-line data.

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines, Windsor Locks, CT, for furnishing the S3H1 (-1340) engine manual, and additional performance data.

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation for furnishing information on the 6101 and 6095 aircraft propellers.

Concept Machine Tool Sales, Inc., Minneapolis, MN. Thanks to Ken Norberg & Brent Helgeson for yeoman performance in measuring a 6095A aircraft propeller.

Maxwell Aircraft Corp., Minneapolis, MN, for furnishing a 6095A aircraft propeller for accurate measurement.

X-Plane. Thanks to Todd S. Parker, Randy Witt, and Austin Meyer for getting us through a lot of rough air!

Monte Chase, for information about the 6101 & 6095 propeller blades.

John Eney, for advising on where to look for aircraft design data.

Dan Hagedorn, for museum aircraft archive information.

Elgen Long, for navigation and flight guidance

Fred Patterson III, for operations of the Electra 10 aircraft.

Robert R. Payne, for counsel, data, and pitfalls in the book, “Earhart’s Flight Into Yesterday.”

Jeffrey Wightman, who helped with the initial, monumental, research for TEP, and its first model

It is with deepest gratitude that we thank the above museums, archives, corporations, and individuals for their expertise, time and patience.

Finding Amelia, Ric Gillespie, TIGHAR

Amelia Earhart’s Final Flight, by F.X. Holbrook.

Amelia Earhart, The Mystery Solved, Elgen Long,
and Marie Long.

The Sound of Wings, Mary S. Lovell.

Earhart’s Flight Into Yesterday, Capt. Laurance Safford (USN
Ret.) with Cameron A. Warren & Robert R. Payne.

Amelia Earhart – The Thrill of It, Susan Wels.

All Photographs, unless otherwise credited, are from the
Purdue University Libraries, George Palmer Putnam
Collection of Earhart Papers, Courtesy of Purdue University
Libraries, Karnes Archives & Special Collections.

Report No. 487, Range Study of Lockheed Electra
Bimotor Airplane, Model 10E, Lockheed Aircraft Corp.,
C.L. Johnson & W.C. Nelson, June 4, 1936.

Specific Operating Instructions. WASP S3HI & S3HI-G
Engines, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, October 10, 1946,
Revised January 1, 1973.