Lockheed Vega Now On Display

The original Lockheed Vega flown by Amelia Earhart on display at the Smithsonian.

The Lockheed Vega 5B used in the movie Amelia, starring Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank, has now joined the San Diego Air & Space Museum's permanent collection.

The plane was created as a prop for the film Amelia and was donated to the Museum by Avalon Pictures.

Amelia Earhart flew a Lockheed Vega 5B on many historic occasions including the 1929 first Women's Cross-Country Air Race (also known as the Powder Puff Derby), first female solo flight across the Atlantic, first female solo flight across the United States, and also set several women's speed and distance records. In its heyday the Vega 5B was known as a racing and record-setting aircraft and established a standard for many other transport aircraft to follow.

The Amelia plane is included with regular admission.

Amelia is now showing! For more information and to watch the trailer, please visit: www.foxsearchlight.com/amelia

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