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Delivering History: The search for Amelia Earhart's long lost plane

Seventy five years ago, Amelia Earhart’s disappearance became one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. Now, FedEx is supporting the search for answers with the transportation of underwater investigative equipment set for use by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) in its July 2012 Earhart Project expedition aboard the Ka'imikai-o-Kanaloa. Even the Discovery Channel is on board the ship as the TIGHAR searches for answers to this mystery.

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*TIGHAR's expedition blog (Also check out TIGHAR's expedition info site)
*From NBC Nightly News: High-tech search for Amelia Earhart's plane
*FedEx video about the Earhart Project
*From MSNBC: Robots to join hunt for wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane
*From RedOrbit: TIGHAR's Earhart Project Readies with Ambitious Support from FedEx


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I had no idea that they found her plane. I would love to go see it someday. I love learning about the history of airplanes. Jason|http://self-hc.com/heatingOil.php

It is wonderful that FedEx can be a part of this! I love working for this company and applaud all the great things they do ^_^

I have been covering this project for the past several weeks. Here is my latest update on the story and you can find more, including two that cover FedEx's role in the project on redOrbit.com http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112651450/earhart-project-making-waves-as-tighar-sails-for-nikumaroro/

Kudos to Fedex! This is just another reason to love this company, I love the way when a package is coming by them almost every move the package makes is tracked. Wish I was lucky enough to work there.

Thanks FedEx!

I'm glad FedEx is helping TIGHAR with this latest expedition. Ric Gillespie's nonprofit is a bare-bones operation that leans on volunteers and contributors to accomplish its mission. But no volunteer can haul thousands of pounds of cargo to the Central Pacific. FedEx is leveraging their expertise and services in the right way. I'm not an employee of FedEx or a member of TIGHAR - I'm just a fan of companies doing the right thing when they can.

About 5 blocks from where I grew up in Miami is Masters Airfield, an abandoned Marine airfield. Before it was taken over by the Marines for the war, it was Miami Municipal Airport. Amelia Earhart started her famous last flight from the runway at MMA. There might still be some clues there, a place where I tested rockets as a boy in the 1960's.....Al-

Kudos to Fred Smith and the management team. The kind of social involvement that more A level companies should emulate.

Being an avid aircraft history enthusiast, sociologist and 8-yr. employee of FedEx, I am thrilled that our great company is helping to perhaps finally solve this tragic, yet heroic chapter in aviation and world history in partnership with TIGHAR. I would be happy and honored to lend my research, coordination and/or any other skills and time in this fantastic venture. Bravo Zulu teams!

I'm a FedEx employee, and a TIGHAR member since 1987. FedEx has supported TIGHAR for many years now, and I'm very proud that my company realizes the importance of this project and solving one of the great aviation riddles.

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