Amelia Rose Earhart is a passionate aviatrix, a seeker of all things adventurous and an accomplished public speaker, spending the last 8 years working as a television and radio reporter covering breaking news, traffic and weather in Denver and Los Angeles. Amelia is the President of the Fly With Amelia Foundation (501c3), which grants flight-training scholarships to young women, ages 16 to 18, and fosters aviation and aerospace opportunities for people off all ages through aviation based educational curriculum.
Amelia obtained her private pilot license in February 2010, her instrument rating in a Cirrus SR-20 June of 2013, and is currently working on her commercial rating in a Cessna 182RG at Centennial Airport in Denver, CO. In the summer of 2012, Amelia completed her instrument training hours by flying from Oakland, Calif. to Miami, Fla., tracing the final trans-continental flight of her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart, in a Cirrus SR-20. In January of this year, Amelia flew from Stans, Switzerland, to Denver, CO, crossing the North Atlantic in a Pilatus PC-12 NG, the same plane she will use to circumnavigate the globe.
Amelia has also flown in a F-16 with the 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, and has 4,000 hours operating a Cineflex high-definition video camera onboard the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter in Los Angeles, Calif. and Denver, CO.
The Pilatus PC-12 NG features precision Swiss engineering and construction and offers a unique combination of reliability, speed, range and performance. The PC-12 NG features state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus Apex avionics. Four large displays provide an unprecedented amount of viewing area and integrate flight information, engine monitoring, aircraft configuration, pressurization, and environmental controls. The PC-12 NG has also been applauded as one of the safest and most dependable single-engine turboprop aircraft on the market. The PC-12 NG has the best safety record of all single engine turboprops, and it even exceeds that of the twin engine turboprop fleet. It is equivalent to that of the fleet of twin engine business jets.
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Shane began flying at the age of 16 and has been instructing others since 1995. He has more than 6,400 hours of flight experience, 4,500 of which are in the Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. After several years as a primary flight instructor, Shane spent four years working as a Demonstration Pilot for Pilatus Business Aircraft in Broomfield, CO. Following that, he flew Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft as a corporate pilot, which evolved into post-Initial Training to help clients fulfill insurance-directed accompanied time requirements. Today, Shane provides Initial and Recurrent Training as well as Mountain Flight Instruction in Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.
Shane currently lives in southwest Colorado, his native state.