Amelia Earhart : Biography, Facts, Mystery


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Amelia Mary Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. Knowing more about Amelia Earhart, Amelia Earhart Biography, Amelia Earhart Found, Amelia Earhart Facts, Amelia Earhart Plane

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Amelia Earhart : Biography, Facts, Mystery

  1. 1. Amelia Earhart : The Mystery Solved by Elgen M. Long, Marie K. Long Amelia Earhart July 24, 1897 – Disappeared 1937
  2. 2. Amelia Mary Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was thefirst aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. DistinguishedFlying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books abouther flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, anorganization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviationdepartment in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and helpinspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National WomansParty, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Oceannear Howland Island.When Amelia Earhart disappeared on July 2, 1937, she was flying the longest leg of heraround-the-world flight and was only days away from completing her journey. Her planewas never found, and for more than sixty years rumors have persisted about whathappened to her.Now, with the recent discovery of long-lost radio messages from Earharts final flight, wecan say with confidence that she ran out of gas just short of her destination of HowlandIsland in the Pacific Ocean. From the beginning of her flight, a series of tragiccircumstances all but doomed her and her navigator, Fred Noonan.Authors Elgen M. and Marie K. Long spent more than twenty-five years researching themystery surrounding Earharts final flight before finally determining what happened. Theytraveled over one hundred thousand miles to interview more than one hundred people whoknew some part of the Earhart story. They draw on authoritative sources to take us insidethe cockpit of the Electra plane that Earhart flew and recreate the final flight itself.Because Elgen Long began his own flying career not long after Earharts disappearance,
  3. 3. he can describe the equipment and conditions of the time with a vivid first-hand accuracy.As a result, this book brings to life the primitive conditions under which Earhart flew, in anera before radar, with unreliable communications, grass landing strips, and poorlymapped islands.Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved does more than just answer the question, Whathappened to Amelia Earhart? It reminds us how daring early aviators such as Earhart wereas they risked their lives to push the technology of the day to its limits -- and beyond. " Amelia Earhart : The Mystery Solved " at Online Bookstores