Amelia Earhart and the "Friendship" Crew in Nova Scotia before the Transatlantic Flight, June 8, 1928

Summary

When Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic in June 1928, she was a passenger. Pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Louis Gordon operated the Fokker F.VII Tri-Motor Friendship while Earhart kept the flight log. The three were delayed 13 days in departing Newfoundland for Great Britain, waiting for favorable weather and shedding unnecessary weight from their airplane.

When Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic in June 1928, she was a passenger. Pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Louis Gordon operated the Fokker F.VII Tri-Motor Friendship while Earhart kept the flight log. The three were delayed 13 days in departing Newfoundland for Great Britain, waiting for favorable weather and shedding unnecessary weight from their airplane.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

08 June 1928

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.26

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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