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Oct 25, 2021 - 7:24:23 AM
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heavy5

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In yesterday's local Binghamton paper was an article about this aviation pioneer which was pretty interesting , I guess she stopped at Binghamton in 1910 during her flight from Chicago to NYC . I consider myself an aviation buff but had never heard of her .

msn.com/en-us/news/us/early-av...xbndlbing

Oct 25, 2021 - 7:35:37 AM
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RB3

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Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen can tell you everything you need to know about her.

Amelia Earhart's Last Flight

Oct 25, 2021 - 7:40:36 AM
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58448 posts since 12/14/2005

There's a banjo song about her.

She was also a character in "Night At The Museum"

Rumors about her disappearance include "Captured by the Japanese" and "Abducted by aliens"

She appears as one of the people coming off the spaceship at he end of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

and there's a line of luggage named after her.

 

Oct 25, 2021 - 7:52:37 AM
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heavy5

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Thks guys , I think most of us know about Amelia & the Country Gents but it's Ruth Law who should be of obscure interest .

Oct 25, 2021 - 8:33:14 AM
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Thanks for posting this article. Interesting!

Oct 25, 2021 - 8:57:10 AM

kww

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quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

There's a banjo song about her.

She was also a character in "Night At The Museum"

Rumors about her disappearance include "Captured by the Japanese" and "Abducted by aliens"

She appears as one of the people coming off the spaceship at he end of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

and there's a line of luggage named after her.

 


How do you do that, Mike? This other good Amelia Earhart song only shows up as a raw link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHqovA2NXfM

Oct 25, 2021 - 11:03:23 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

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1910???  ..... Old folks like me tend to remember the Greenbrier Boys' version. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQse8frEcMI
 


 

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 10/25/2021 11:10:57

Oct 25, 2021 - 11:13:56 AM

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@ KWW
How I did it is:
Go to Youtube
put "Amelia Earhart song" in the SEARCH box
Hit ENTER

Oct 25, 2021 - 11:17:42 AM

kww

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1402 posts since 6/21/2008

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

@ KWW
How I did it is:
Go to Youtube
put "Amelia Earhart song" in the SEARCH box
Hit ENTER


Let me be more explicit ... what do you type into the Banjo Hangout message that causes it to show a preview, rather than the raw link?

Oct 25, 2021 - 11:31:17 AM
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dat

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31551 posts since 7/26/2006

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

Thks guys , I think most of us know about Amelia & the Country Gents but it's Ruth Law who should be of obscure interest .


Seems like people are remembered more when something bad happens, many a good thing was done back then by women and men that just wasn't remembered, or were just known around the local people, even going accross the nation, people out of the towns she landed in probably didn't know anything anout it.

gotta remember, that was before the internet was pushing everything at you , even a news paper didn't get read much out of the town it was in

Edited by - dat on 10/25/2021 11:31:44

Oct 25, 2021 - 12:08:16 PM
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DC5

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She's living on an Island in the South Pacific with Elvis and JFK.

Oct 25, 2021 - 12:16:28 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by kww
quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

@ KWW
How I did it is:
Go to Youtube
put "Amelia Earhart song" in the SEARCH box
Hit ENTER


Let me be more explicit ... what do you type into the Banjo Hangout message that causes it to show a preview, rather than the raw link?


MOM!! Kenny's getting explicit!!  surprise

OK, if I understand the question, it goes like this:

You find a video, you RIGHT click on  it, and select "EMBED CODE"

On the BHO page, click on RICH TEXT,  click on  SOURCE and paste in the embed code, and the video is on the HangOut.

 

 

 

Edited by - mike gregory on 10/25/2021 12:18:38

Oct 25, 2021 - 12:54:01 PM

Owen

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quote:
Originally posted by DC5

She's living on an Island in the South Pacific with Elvis and JFK.


Ya, sure!  .... and Jimmy Hoffa is their head gardener.    cheeky

Oct 25, 2021 - 1:22:11 PM
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DC5

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quote:
Originally posted by Owen
quote:
Originally posted by DC5

She's living on an Island in the South Pacific with Elvis and JFK.


Ya, sure!  .... and Jimmy Hoffa is their head gardener.    cheeky


Now you're just making fun of me.

Oct 26, 2021 - 6:33:05 AM
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m06

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10471 posts since 10/5/2006

There were other courageous, intrepid and very determined women who were early aviators. We shouldn't overlook that in what was an overwhelmingly male-dominated world the fact that they learned to fly, took the controls and had the impact on aviation history that they did just reinforces how intrepid those remarkable women were.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Johnson

Edited by - m06 on 10/26/2021 06:34:37

Oct 26, 2021 - 6:56:15 AM
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kww

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quote:Originally posted by mike gregoryquote:Originally posted by kwwquote:Originally posted by mike gregory@ KWW
How I did it is:
Go to Youtube
put "Amelia Earhart song" in the SEARCH box
Hit ENTERLet me be more explicit ... what do you type into the Banjo Hangout message that causes it to show a preview, rather than the raw link?MOM!! Kenny's getting explicit!!

OK, if I understand the question, it goes like this:

You find a video, you RIGHT click on it, and select "EMBED CODE"

On the BHO page, click on RICH TEXT, click on SOURCE and paste in the embed code, and the video is on the HangOut.



Hmm ... I can only get it to work in plain text mode. Anyway, a number with a nice tenor banjo part, in one of the few genres to regularly feature tenor banjos: mento.

Oct 26, 2021 - 6:59:42 AM
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rinemb

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We in Kansas are proud to claim her, especially those who live Atchison, Ks.
Brad

Edited by - rinemb on 10/26/2021 07:00:25

Oct 26, 2021 - 8:49 AM
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cevant

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Oct 26, 2021 - 9:10:29 AM
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Buddur

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Very interesting article. Amazing she kept running out of fuel but was able to glide the remaining few miles on a few long distance journeys.

Was expecting to hear of her demise in an airplane, but they never discussed anything other than her accomplishments. According to Wikipedia, she did alot more than that article mentions, and regarding her demise errrr lack of... On a morning in 1922, Law woke up to read with surprise an announcement of her retirement in the newspaper; her husband had tired of her dangerous job and had taken that step to end her flying career, and she acquiesced to his demand.

Oct 26, 2021 - 9:12:29 AM
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heavy5

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quote:
Originally posted by cevant

We were up there way before Amelia....:-)
!
whenwordsmatter.typepad.com/be...pita.html

https://www.laweekly.com/the-mystery-of-mrs-van-tassel-the-first-woman-to-parachute-over-l-a/

 


Cool ,   So were many others !     There were also other's who flew powered aircraft before the Wright brothers ---  histories mysteries !

aae406593469ff6adae266c&aqs=edge..69i57.36155j0j1&pglt=643&FORM=ANSPA1&PC=U531https://www.bing.com/search?=ANSPA1&PC=U531vv

Edited by - heavy5 on 10/26/2021 09:25:34

Oct 26, 2021 - 9:30:28 AM
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heavy5

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Oct 26, 2021 - 9:34:17 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

In yesterday's local Binghamton paper was an article about this aviation pioneer which was pretty interesting , I guess she stopped at Binghamton in 1910 during her flight from Chicago to NYC . I consider myself an aviation buff but had never heard of her .

msn.com/en-us/news/us/early-av...xbndlbing


To be clear, this article was about aviation pioneer Ruth Law, not Amelia Earhart who turned 13 in 1910 and did not fly until ten years later. Ruth Law was one of the early fliers who tested the limits of people leaving the ground at a time when heavier-than-air flight was less than a decade old, and suspending people off the ground was considered totally unnatural. As more or less the first woman testing these limits, she had her gender working against her along with the obstacles that every pilot faced before World War 1 turned planes into somewhat reliable objects.

She deserves to have a song written about her, but like other (male) fliers of the day like Lincoln Beachey, almost nobody knew their names.

Edit: It's clear the OP and several other posters in this thread were talking about Law and not Earhart.

Edited by - waystation on 10/26/2021 09:35:41

Oct 26, 2021 - 9:49:18 AM

heavy5

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1940 posts since 11/3/2016

A big thankyou to you Rich !

Seems a few people went totally off in the wrong direction , musically & topically !!!

Oct 26, 2021 - 11:09:56 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

A big thankyou to you Rich !

Seems a few people went totally off in the wrong direction , musically & topically !!!


This is the danger of not putting the subject of the thread in the title but putting someone else instead. As we know many don't read beyond headlines.

Oct 26, 2021 - 3:47:08 PM

2425 posts since 7/20/2004

There are lots of female aviators who have been overlooked. My wife's grandfather even had a female wing-walker who flew with him in his flying circus inthe 20s. I have a picture but have never found her name. On the subject of Amelia, I have two ham radio friends who work/worked for Collins Aerospace that have gone on two or three of the TIGHARS missions looking for the remains of her plane.

Oct 27, 2021 - 11:21:42 PM

Paul R

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15131 posts since 1/28/2010

Marc Smith (trapdoor 2 here on BHO) could tell you a lot about the search for Earhart's plane.

Iain Matthews, former member of Fairport Convention, put together an album with Plainsong titled In Search of Amelia Earhart. It included the song "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight", plus a recounting of the myth of her being a prisoner of the Japanese on Saipan in the liner notes.

It was a pretty good album. Wish I still had it. Matthews went on to record a gem of an album, Valley Hi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4NzFHbIjJU&t=7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1awSyrxa_hA&t=19s


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