Amelia Rose Earhart taxied the Pilatus PC-12 NG into Castle & Cooke Aviation. She had taken off from Christmas Island just five hours earlier.
On Friday, she and co-pilot Shane Jordan head for Oakland -- the final leg in a project to circumnavigate the globe -- something Amelia Mary Earhart was unable to do in 1937.
"Being her namesake and thinking about her for the last 31 years and thinking of the legacy she left being a passionately adventurous, inspiring woman, I had the opportunity once in my life to fly around the world and symbolically complete the flight for her," said Earhart. "It kind of feels like I reached my biggest part of life at this point."
In 1937, Earhart left Papua New Guinea hoping to land on Howland Island when she disappeared. Amelia Rose said seeing Howland was a special moment.
"As we made our way over Howland Island, it was incredible," said Earhart. "To see the views from above. We circled over the island and I really felt she was in the cockpit with me."
Thursday night, she will stay at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, where Amelia Mary Earhart stayed during her visits to the islands in the 1930s.
"I tried to match as many experiences to Amelia's as I could. So, staying at the same hotel as she did was very exciting and there's a couple different areas in photographs I'm going to try and find later today to recreate some of those pictures," said Earhart.
After landing in Oakland, Amelia Rose Earhart will be the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine aricraft.