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Saline's Ann Pellegreno and Mechanic Lee Koepke Plan Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, March 1967

Saline's Ann Pellegreno and Mechanic Lee Koepke Plan Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, March 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 21, 1967
Caption
Taking Amelia Earhart's Course - Mrs. Ann H. Pellegreno of near Saline and her mechanic, Lee Koepke, examine one of the propellers of their twin-engine Lockheed Aircraft Model 10 airplane. They plan to fly the 1937 craft on a 27,000-mile around-the-world flight to trace Amelia Earhart's attempted trip around the world. They will leave San Francisco for their flight on May 20.

'Earhart Flight' Plans Advance

'Earhart Flight' Plans Advance image
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Day
5
Month
May
Year
1967
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Interior of 1937-Vintage Plane for Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, May 1967

Interior of 1937-Vintage Plane for Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, May 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 12, 1967
Caption
At right [this photo], gas tanks containing 632 gallons of fuel, weighing a total of 5,292 pounds, are in place. The craft's heating system and seats were removed to make room for the additional fuel space.

Ann Pellegreno and Lee Koepke Check Propellers of 1937-Vintage Plane for Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, May 1967

Ann Pellegreno and Lee Koepke Check Propellers of 1937-Vintage Plane for Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, May 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 12, 1967
Caption
At the lower left, Koepke and Mrs. Pellegreno examine some adjustments to the propeller. The propeller housing is now being painted, and long-lasting iridium spark plugs installed.

Pilot Ann Pellegreno and Mechanic Lee Koepke Check 1937-Vintage Plane for Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, May 1967

Pilot Ann Pellegreno and Mechanic Lee Koepke Check 1937-Vintage Plane for Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, May 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 12, 1967
Caption
At upper left [this photo], the flight mechanic, Lee Koepke, checks the fitting of a sextant mount to the craft's ceiling as the pilot, Mrs. Ann Pellegreno of Saline look on.

Cockpit of 1937-Vintage Plane for Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, May 1967

Cockpit of 1937-Vintage Plane for Amelia Earhart Commemorative Flight, May 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 12, 1967
Caption
At center [this photo], a myriad of dials and knobs dominates the cockpit of the 1937 twin-engine Lockehhed Aircraft Model 10.