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TIGHAR (pronounced “tiger”) is the acronym for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting responsible aviation archeology and historic preservation.

TIGHAR’s activities include:

  • Compiling and verifying reports of rare and historic aircraft surviving in remote areas.
  • Conducting investigations and recovery expeditions in co-operation with museums and collections worldwide.
  • Serving as a voice for integrity, responsiblity, and professionalism in the field of aviation historic preservation.

TIGHAR maintains no collection of its own, nor does it engage in the restoration or buying and selling of artifacts. The foundation devotes its resources to the saving of endangered historic aircraft wherever they may be found, and to the education of the international public in the need to preserve the relics of the history of flight.

TIGHAR is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations most welcome.

About Ameliapedia

  • Ameliapedia is under construction. Please make suggestions and/or report problems to me. Thanks.
  • This wiki was created on January 25, 2009, around 1:05 AM EST.
  • The purpose of the wiki is to preserve, organize, and present the results of TIGHAR's research into the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonon on July 2, 1937.

Copyright Notice

No portion of the TIGHAR Website may be reproduced by xerographic, photographic, digital or any other means for any purpose. No portion of the TIGHAR Website may be stored in a retrieval system, copied, transmitted or transferred in any form or by any means,whether electronic, mechanical, digital, photographic, magnetic or otherwise, for any purpose without the express, written permission of TIGHAR. All rights reserved.

All drawings, images, and photographs ©TIGHAR 1985-2009. Not to be used, distributed, copied, bought, sold, or otherwise poached. For permission to use images, please email TIGHAR.