The Final Hours: Amelia Earhart's Final Hours
Written by Holly on Wednesday October 21, 2009
Amelia Earhart fans will have to wait three more days before the new Hilary Swank movie "Amelia" opens in theatres. The story of the aviation legend lights up the big screen this Friday, October 23rd.
If you just can't wait until then, turn on your little screen tonight for THE FINAL HOURS: AMELIA EARHART'S LAST FLIGHT. The documentary will take you on a journey around the world in a vintage Lockheed Electra, recreating Earhart's 1937 world flight and revealing the woman behind the legend.
There have been many programs about Amelia Earhart, but none have enabled the audience to relive the experience of early long-distance flying, while explaining the background to her final, fatal flight quite like this one. Not only will viewers relive the epic flight around the world while meeting the woman behind the legend, but the film also offers a new solution to the mystery.
Navigator Bowen Weisheit flew the waters of the South Pacific during WWII and studied at the Weems School, the same school that Amelia's navigator, Fred Noonan, attended. Weisheit offers his theory of what went wrong on their last flight - a theory validated by the on-camera experts from the National Air and Space Museum. It hinges upon a fundamental disagreement between Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan.
Tune in tonight, Wednesday, October 21 at 9pm for THE FINAL HOURS: AMELIA EARHART'S LAST FLIGHT.