Amelia Earhart


Born July 24, 1897 Kansas

Amelia knew flying was in her future after her first plane ride Dec 1920

She was a tomboy who didn’t like to be a stereotypical girl

She kept a scrap book of newspaper clippings of successful women in male orientated fields

Rather than complete finishing school she worked as a nurse’s aide during WWI and then became a social worker

After her first flying lesson in January 1921  she saved enough money to buy her first plane in 6 months

She was the 16th woman in the world to have a pilot’s license

‘The Canary’ and Ameila set her first women’s record by flying at an altitude of 14,000 feet Oct 1922

Most famously she was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and Pacific as well as reaching many other new heights in aviation for women

Sadly she and her co-pilot disappeared during her attempt to be the first woman to fly around the world July 1937

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