9 May 2014
Lockton Companies, the world´s largest privately held insurance broker, said it is insuring the around-the-world flight of aviatrix Amelia Rose Earhart, who will attempt to retrace the globe-circling route of her namesake Amelia Mary Earhart.
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.
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.
Amelia Rose Earhart is a philanthropist in Denver, CO, where she is president of the Fly with Amelia Foundation. In partnership with 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.