Women pilots honor "Amelia" actress, director

10/19/2009 | United Press International

An organization of women pilots presented actress Hillary Swank and director Mira Nair with Amelia Earhart memorabilia to honor their work in "Amelia." The group called The Ninety-Nines was co-founded by Earhart in 1929, and presented a medallion and signed copy of Earhart's book at a press conference at New Jersey's Essex County Airport. Swank, who took 19 hours of flight instruction for the film, said she would like to continue with instruction to obtain her pilot's license.

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