Amelia Earhart 90th Anniversary
On May 21, 1932, 34-year-old Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo, landing in Ballyarnett, Londonderry. She took off from Newfoundland in her Lockheed Vega in a bid to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She hoped to land in Paris, but bad weather and technical problems altered her course and instead, after a flight lasting almost 15 hours, she landed near Derry in the Gallagher family's field in Ballyarnett.
The 21st May 2022 will mark the 90th anniversary of this historic landing. A programme of events has been developed ensuring that the legacy of Amelia Earhart’s landing is remembered and celebrated for its great stride in female aviation to date.
Key Date: 21st May 2022