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Take a seat in our small theatre in our Visitor Information Centre and enjoy hearing all about the story of Amelia Earhart and her epic flight across the Atlantic.
Amelia Earhart made history on May 20, 1932, when the then 34-year-old became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone landing in Ballyarnett, Derry.
During our free theatre experience you'll hear all about Earhart's 'legederry' and historic adventure which saw her arrive in the Gallagher's family field.
The intrepid aviator become the first female to fly across the Atlantic alone; she also held the fastest flight time over the ocean (15 hours) as well as being the only person to have flown the Atlantic twice.
Earhart set off from Newfoundland with the intention of flying to Paris. During the flight she experienced strong northerly winds, icy conditions and mechanical problems. After 14 hours and 56 minutes, Earhart landed her plane in a pasture north of Derry.
Earhart was celebrated for being the first woman to fly nonstop across the Atlantic and received a number of prestigious awards.
Later she went on to become the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu to Oakland, California.