Amelia Earhart flies across the Northern Plains

Amateur motion picture film of a portion of Amelia Earhart’s 1933 promotional tour for Northwest Airways. As part of the airline’s bid for the coveted airmail contract for the Northern Transcontinental Route from Minneapolis to Seattle, general manager John Croil Hunter invited Earhart to fly as a guest aboard a Northwest Airways Ford Trimotor on a portion of the northern route to assess the desirability of flying the route in mid-winter.