New Zealand/U.S. filmmakers hope to solve aviation mystery linked to Amelia Earhart

by SIMON MAUDE, Stuff A New Zealand filmmaker has teamed up with a former US Navy intelligence officer in a bid to solve one of aviation’s most intriguing mysteries. Aucklander Ollie Dale is joining Guy Noffsinger and team to investigate how Pan Am flight 229 inexplicably vanished over the Pacific in 1938 – and how the plane’s disappearance…

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Son of Juan Trippe Passes Away

(Published in The New York Times on Feb. 5, 2017) “Charlie,” 81 years young, died peacefully but reluctantly at home in Westport Point, MA on January 29, 2017 in the company of his family. He was a perpetrator of wild schemes, energetic and hardworking, an enthusiastic family sailor, a lover of golf, skiing, and football, and a…

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BIG News… Coming Soon!

Greetings everyone!  As we enter the month of May, it made me think back to another May in 1936 when the Hawaii Clipper was christened in the still waters of Pearl Harbor between Ford Island and Pearl City.  My fellow traveler and filmmaker colleague, Jeff Riegel, and I visited that very spot last year and…

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75th Anniversary of the loss of the Hawaii Clipper

July 29, 1938, the Hawaii Clipper, on trip #229, was presumedly lost at sea 75 years ago today. The flying boat service between San Francisco Bay and Manila Bay required approximately sixty hours of flying time over six days with intermediate stops at Pearl Harbor, Midway Atoll, Wake Island and Guam. The Hawaii Clipper disappeared…

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A New Video for a New Year

Hello Friends, As we all turn the page from 2012 to 2013, I would like to first thank you for your constant support and belief in this project.  I am most humbled by your kindness and generosity in helping to solve this long lost mystery.  Together, we will actually fulfill that ambition this year.  In…

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