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Amelia Earhart Tracing the Path of Her Namesake's Legendary Journey
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amelia Rose Earhart is embarking on an around-the-world flight retracing the route of her namesake. Earhart and her aircraft will be insured through policies structured and secured by Lockton Companies, the world's largest privately held insurance broker.
Earhart intends to circumnavigate the globe in a Pilatus PC-12 NG single-engine aircraft. Departure from Oakland, California is scheduled for June 2014. The planned route includes 17 stops with 98 flying hours during 15-18 days, depending on weather conditions.
"Lockton is thrilled to be a part of this legendary journey," said Ty Carter, an aviation risk management executive with Lockton. "We are passionate about aviation and appreciate Amelia's efforts to raise awareness of the opportunities and experiences it provides. Her tenacity and spirit are truly inspiring."
Earhart is an aviatrix and philanthropist in Denver, CO where she is the president of the Fly with Amelia Foundation, which grants flight scholarships to girls ages 16 to 18 and supports the advancement of general aviation opportunities.
"My passion for flight and adventure has driven me to explore new experiences I never would have imagined possible as a child," said Earhart. "Hard work, persistence, and great role models have enabled me to fly outside the lines and achieve my dreams. Aviation plays an integral role in my life and I hope to share some of that joy with others through this adventure."
Lockton's aviation specialists have deep expertise in aviation insurance with a team that includes pilots, maintenance experts, and former underwriters who bring decades of aviation insurance experience.
More than 4,950 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.
About The Amelia Project
Amelia Rose Earhart is an aviatrix and philanthropist in Denver, CO, where she is president of the Fly with Amelia Foundation. In partnership with accomplished pilot Shane Jordan, she will embark on an epic journey to symbolically recreate Amelia Earhart's 1937 flight around the world. The adventure departs in the summer of 2014.
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