Amelia Earhart was the first female solo pilot. She opened the door for many aspiring female pilots. In the early days of aviation, she took many risks to prove that women could be pilots. Unfortunately, she disappeared mysteriously on her last flight. To this day, no one knows for sure what happened to her, although there are several different theories. Amelia saw her first airplane in 1908 at the Iowa State Fair, but her love of flying lay dormant(Christmas day 1920 her father took her to the opening of a new airfield in Long Beach California. Since then she has began flying lessons with Neta Shook. She soon after moved there and on June 1921, Amelia Earhart took her first solo flight over Los Angeles, California. After she was mentioned in magazines from setting the world records the public fell in love with her because she looked like Charles Lindbergh. Her nickname was Lady Lindy. Amelia Earhart has countless numbers of world records. Earhart went missing on her last flight. Once Earhart went missing, one of the largest search parties in history: 60 planes, 10 ships, which covered 250,000 square miles. After searching for them for 2 weeks and cost 4 million, she was officially dead in 1937. Charles Lindbergh was the first man and person to Fly across the Atlantic ocean in 1927(. He flew more than thirty-six hundred miles in thirty and a half hours. On May 20, 1927 Charles Lindbergh departed in the Spirit. He inspired Earhart to begin her journey across the same ocean in 1937. When Amelia Earhart was twenty-four she had saved enough money and bought her first plane, but due to family problems she sold it and moved back home which caused a delay in her pilot career. On September 23, 1930 her father died caused by stomach cancer. When Amelia Earhart was first learning to fly, people in the community looked down upon her because she was interested in a men’s’ sport. Amelia Earhart showed that women could do the same things that men could accomplish. She broke a new women’s world altitude record at 14000 feet in 1922. On 1928 she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia was the first woman to fly and cross an autogyro over the United
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22 May 2013
The Power of Aviation and Women: Amelia Earhart
Walt Disney once said, “ All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Amelia Earhart was known as being one of the most courageous women in history. Most people know Amelia Earhart for her adventurous airplane trips around the world however that wasn’t her only aspiration. Amelia also strongly believed in the advancement of women and feminism (www.history.com). Achieving…
Born: July 24 1897
Disappeared: July 2 1937
Declared legally dead: January 5 1939
Amelia Earhart was born July 24 1897 in Atchison, Kansas to her parents Samuel “Edwin” Stanton Earhart and Amelia "Amy" Otis Earhart. She lived in the home of her grandfather Alfred Gideon Otis. He was a former federal judge, president of Atchison savings bank and a leading citizen in Atchison. Amelia also had a younger sister named Grace Muriel Earhart. As kids their mother Amy didn’t…
Being Amelia Earhart has its perks, but I have had hardships that I have encountered in my daily life for what I have done. Not being supported by friends and family have threatened my love for flying and non-believers have hurt my ego, but moving past those threats have made me a stronger person.
Being a woman in the early 1900s and trying to tackle the achievement of flying across the Atlantic was not the easiest task in the world. Everyone has their doubts and their speculations. Just…
“I’ll try it first!” shouted seven-year old Amelia Earhart after building a homemade roller coaster with her uncle, two cousins, and sister Muriel. Amelia climbed into the cart that sat on top of old roller skates at the top of their grandfather’s tool shed. The car quickly zoomed down the track, and just as quickly zoomed right off. Amelia was thrown forward out of the cart and hit the ground, only to get immediately back…
1897, Amelia Earhart endures in the American consciousness as one of the world’s most celebrated aviators (pilots). She remains a symbol of power and perseverance that brought courage and hope to the world during the dark days of the Depression. Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, through which she wrote her best-selling books about her life experiences. Amelia rests…
Profiles in Leadership
(declared dead on 5 Jan 1939)
Amelia Mary Earhart was born
in Atchison, Kansas on July 24,
Amelia and her sister Grace
loved to play outdoors and the
girls kept worms, moths,
katydids, tree toads and a
number of other creatures.
They were the typical
In 1920, Amelia and her family
moved to California.
Earhart had her first flying
lesson on January 3, 1921 at
respected leader, Amelia Earhart. Amelia was the first women to cross the Atlantic ocean by plane. She started challenging gender stereotypes early in life. I chose Amelia Earhart as a leader to write about because she is so inspiring to other women, proving that they really can do anything they put their heart and mind to. She was not afraid of what other people said or thought about her desire to fly. She was a courageous, adventurous, bold leader who inspired many people.
Amelia was born July 24…
At the age of 7, Amelia Earhart constructed her own roller coaster using fence rails and roller skates.
Amelia Earhart and her younger sister Muriel often wore loose pants called bloomers, which shocked many ladies of the day.
During the First World War, Amelia left college and joined her sister in Toronto, Canada, to become a nurse's aid and care for the soldiers wounded in war.
After World War I Amelia Earhart returned to college and studied first automobile engine repair, then medicine…
right to vote culminated in the enactment of the 19th amendment in 1920 that granted women the right to participate in the elective process. This event inspired women to advance their ambitions at breaking the professional barrier. In 1932, Emilia Earhart became the first women to make a solo flight across the Atlantic. By doing so, she inspired millions of women across America in believing that they could venture in competitive male-dominated careers. Establish equal job rights for women, made a significant…
Eleanor Zabel Willhite
February 24, 2015
“Come back again sometime, you haven’t heard the half of it.” Nellie Willhite in an interview with Doug Lund invites him to listen to more of her story as he concludes the interview. (Lund) This feisty 90 year old had some spunk left in her from the high flying days of old. She was the first woman pilot in South Dakota and that independent streak never left. This little pistol also happened to be Deaf.