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Deep Dive with Deep Sea Vision

The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum invites you to a special program, Deep Dive with Deep Sea Vision, held at O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium at Benedictine College. This event offers you the opportunity to participate in a thrilling conversation with deep sea explorer, Tony Romeo, CEO of Deep Sea Vision and explorer in the search for Amelia Earhart’s iconic plane.

Fresh off his expedition to the bottom of the ocean floor, Tony Romeo joins the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum to discuss his recent expedition that uncovered what some believe to be Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10-E.

Tony will be joined by his brother, Lloyd Romeo, who served as Project Manager for the expedition. The conversation will be moderated by Amelia Rose Earhart, pilot, artist and author. Join us to learn more and decide for yourself – has the mystery of Amelia’s disappearance finally been solved?

This program is open to the public free of charge, courtesy of The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum. Space is limited and registration is required.

SPONSORSHIPS: Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Maggie Collins at maggie@howestreetgroup.com if you or your company would like to support the Museum in making these programs possible.  

MEDIA INQUIRIES: For media interested in covering the programs or scheduling interviews, please contact Vanessa@VCommunications.LLC or call 913.980.3167.

Additional Information

On July 2, 1937, the world heard from Amelia Earhart for the last time. She and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared during her attempt to circumnavigate the world. In the final stages of completing the record-breaking flight, Amelia, Fred and the Lockheed Electra 10-E aircraft vanished over the Pacific Ocean — becoming one of the world’s greatest mysteries.

Since then, many explorers have unsuccessfully attempted to locate Amelia and the airplane she was piloting. A new discovery announced in January 2024 by Deep Sea Vision, a marine robotics company, has captured the world’s attention and has some believing Amelia’s plane may have at last been found.

Deep Sea Vision, founded by featured panelist Tony Romeo, scanned more than 5,200 square miles of the Pacific Ocean floor with a 16-person crew, using an advanced unmanned underwater drone, before finding what could be the legendary American aviator’s Lockheed Electra 10-E.

This program, hosted by the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum will take place during the Amelia Earhart Festival (July 18 – 20). The Festival, held every year on the third weekend in July, is the annual celebration of Amelia’s birthday in her hometown of Atchison, Kansas.

Program Moderator

Amelia Rose EarhartProfessional Speaker, Pilot, Author & Artist

If you were given the name Amelia Earhart, would you learn to fly?

Professional speaker, pilot, author and artist Amelia Rose Earhart was faced with this exact question… and chose to go all in, completing her private, instrument and commercial flight training with the goal of someday flying all the way around the world- just like the incredible American hero she was named after- Amelia Mary Earhart.

In 2014, she completed her goal- circumnavigating the globe along a 28,000 nautical mile route- all in a single-engine aircraft.

This modern-day Amelia Earhart says the most important lesson she learned during her journey is that in order to truly succeed, and also grow along the way, we need to learn to love life’s turbulence by staying agile amidst the storms that inevitably pop up along each of our paths.

Amelia has fifteen years of experience as a helicopter and breaking news reporter in Denver and Los Angeles, has sent numerous teenage girls to flight school during her ten-year stretch as president of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, hosts a tech podcast focused on the future of AI in business, and is now turning her aerial photos into original paintings. She has been invited by Apple Computers, Boeing, American Express, Berkshire Hathaway, United Healthcare and dozens of other industry leaders to share her story.

In her recently published book, Learn to Love the Turbulence: “Flight Lessons” on Becoming the Pilot in Command of Your Own Journey, Amelia shares ways to think like a pilot to move through life with agility and confidence.

Featured Panelists


Tony Romeo, J.D. CEO, Deep Sea Vision

Tony Romeo was born and raised in Forks, Washington, and attended the U.S. Air Force Academy where he graduated #1 in the military order of merit. He served as an Air Force Intelligence officer before entering the private sector. After the Air Force, Tony launched a software start-up which was sold and eventually acquired by Zillow. In 2016 he went back to school to get his law degree and license. Following a few years in contract litigation and real estate investing, Tony decided to launch Deep Sea Vision, a marine robotics company specializing in deep ocean exploration. With this career move, Tony became an owner of one of the most advanced underwater drones, a HUGIN 6000, and the leader of a small team with a passion for exploring and solving ocean mysteries.

As founder and CEO of Deep Sea Vision, Tony aims to bring closure to the mystery about what happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, when they vanished over the Pacific Ocean in her Lockheed Electra 10-E aircraft. His company is also planning an expedition to the Indian Ocean in search of the Malaysian Airlines MH370 aircraft. Tony lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and two young children – who, unfortunately, are not quite old enough yet to join him on an expedition.


Lloyd Romeo Project Manager, Deep Sea Vision

Lloyd Romeo is originally from Long Island, New York. Having grown up with a father who was a pilot for PanAm, Lloyd lived in Japan, Egypt, Yugoslavia, and Hong Kong.

Lloyd received his pilot’s license at age 20. He earned an Aeronautics Degree from Farmingdale SUNY and later studied MicroComputer Engineering at the University of California at Irvine. Lloyd retired in 2022 after 35 years of service as a Controls Engineer at Opto 22, an industrial controls company.

Lloyd lives in Temecula, California, where he enjoys his hobby of building and flying radio control airplanes. Fascinated with exploring the ocean, Lloyd also enjoys adventures on land, including climbing Mt. Fuji and hikes to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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Event Details: At a Glance


July 20
9:00 am – 10:00 am


Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum
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O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium

Benedictine College Campus

1020 N. 2nd Street

Atchison, KS 66002