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  • #46
    Originally posted by marktwain View Post

    Interesting- do you feel we have any chance of staging a Brian Dunning Vrs Clive Cussler boxing event?
    ( Clive is currently a Tighar regular).
    It just shows how easily tigah and television networks can milk a story with baseless claims and call it research.

    Unlike Skeptoid, they update their work when new credible evidence is at hand.
    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
    Ernest Hemingway.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Salinator View Post

      What is interesting is that Earhart is remembered for a failure, while Magellan is most often wrongly celebrated for being the first to circumnavigate the world even though he himself never made it.
      Good point! I believe only eighteen men made it back - on one ship...
      I got interested in the Tighar expeditions about five years ago- when I realised that
      There was an airfield in Suva- and the
      isles of Fiji were rather easier to spot and several hundred kilometers closer- than - Baker and Howland....

      It was an attempt and a decision that wil, I guess, always be a mystery...
      Like Icarus ascending
      On beautiful foolish arms


      There are old pilots, there are bold pilots...
      There are are ....no old bold pilots...


      Last edited by marktwain; 27 Dec 19, 13:10.
      The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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      • #48
        One name that pops up is Gene Vidal, a friend of hers... who was in the Bureau of Air Commerce to help her ease the logistics and coordinating support. Perhaps the issues faced could’ve been somewhat easier to deal with under his guidance.
        "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
        Ernest Hemingway.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
          One name that pops up is Gene Vidal, a friend of hers... who was in the Bureau of Air Commerce to help her ease the logistics and coordinating support. Perhaps the issues faced could’ve been somewhat easier to deal with under his guidance.
          She always had connections, Her pilot license was signed and issued to her by Orville Wright.
          Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

          Prayers.

          BoRG

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          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
            One name that pops up is Gene Vidal, a friend of hers... who was in the Bureau of Air Commerce to help her ease the logistics and coordinating support. Perhaps the issues faced could’ve been somewhat easier to deal with under his guidance.
            Could refueling in the Japanese held Marshall Islands in 1937 been a possibility?
            The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

              And yet Lindbergh fell asleep and almost went into the ocean. Top speed on his aircraft was s-l-o-w, lots of noise and vibration, and the aircraft had to be flown by hand constantly. Just peeing must have been a major challenge.

              As to why no forward vision? Not the way I would want to do it, but that was his choice. Something to do with fuel tankage, IIRC.
              Fuel tankage and streamlining.

              This is quite well done:
              http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...6FORM%3DHDRSC3
              Last edited by marktwain; 28 Dec 19, 16:39.
              The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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              • #52
                Originally posted by marktwain View Post

                I believe Baker Island ran out of battery power for their Directional Beacon - iirc.
                The ran into a cascading amount of concerns.
                Amebotic Dysentery, in the 1930's would have been treated by medications such as:
                Ginger infusion mixed with Castor oil---https://www.medbroadcast.com/conditi...tion/dysentery
                No antibiotics, limited anti amoeba agents- just rest and 'clean out'.
                Lae was a rough gold mining town with a good airport. After several days, Earhardt would have still been weak, even if her innards were holding up....and wanting to get out of town.
                I can't find a reference to an airstrip on French Caledonia- but Suva in Fiji was an air hub inthe late 1920's. American Samoa got it's airfield in 1942.
                Found it!
                https://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/ The flight could have proceeded Townsville- Brisbane-New Caledonia, Fiji, then north on a much shortened route to Baker/Howland.

                The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                • #53
                  Someone else found - many its.....
                  The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by marktwain View Post
                    Someone else found - many its.....
                    Found what exactly, a actual evidence or simply guessing?
                    "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
                    Ernest Hemingway.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post

                      Found what exactly, a actual evidence or simply guessing?
                      A whole range of fantasies, form the look of it.....They left out the engine from her Electra, supposedly found- in the Solomon islands
                      The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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