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Amelia Earhart Powerpoint

  1. 1. Amelia Earhart The greatest and most ambitious woman pilot the world has ever seen…
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>The objective of this PowerPoint is to show the accomplishments and life of one of the greatest female pilots to ever live… Amelia Earhart </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Early Days… <ul><li>Born July 24 th , 1897 in Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>She had no interest in flying while a child </li></ul><ul><li>When Amelia was 10 years old, she saw her first plane &quot;It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Thrill of Flying <ul><li>Then she took her first flight …&quot;By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground,&quot; she said, &quot;I knew I had to fly.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. Achievments… <ul><li>October 22, 1922 - Broke women's altitude record when she rose to 14,000 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 1929 - Elected as an official for National Aeronautic Association </li></ul><ul><li>May 20-21, 1932 - First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Achievements… <ul><li>August 24-25, 1932 - First woman to fly solo nonstop coast to coast; set women's nonstop transcontinental speed record </li></ul><ul><li>April l9 - 20, 1935 - First person to fly solo from Los Angeles to Mexico City </li></ul><ul><li>June 1, 1937 - Began flight around the world June 1937 </li></ul>
  7. 8. History <ul><li>Amelia’s achievements span throughout her career </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous of her records stood for many years </li></ul>
  8. 9. Legacy <ul><li>Amelia paved the way for female pilots around the world </li></ul><ul><li>She changed how people viewed women and flight </li></ul>
  9. 10. Fun Facts… <ul><li>Despite having to attend six different high schools, she was able to graduate on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Earhart was called &quot;Lady Lindy&quot; because her features resembled that of Charles Lindbergh. </li></ul>
  10. 11. More Facts… <ul><li>The United States government spent $4 million looking for Earhart, which made it the most costly and intensive air and sea search in history at that time. </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Unknown <ul><li>She left California on May 21,1937 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system and I hope this trip is it. Anyway when I have finished this job, I mean to give up long-distance &quot;stunt&quot; flying.&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Crash <ul><li>It has been determined that the plane went down some 35-100 miles off the coast of Howland Island. </li></ul><ul><li>A life raft was stowed on board but no trace has ever been found the raft. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Crash Site
  14. 15. Search and Rescue <ul><li>President Roosevelt authorized a search of 9 naval ships and 66 aircraft at an estimated cost of over $4 million. On July 18 the search was abandoned by ships in the Howland area. </li></ul>
  15. 16. The End? <ul><li>Will we ever find her or her plane and finally </li></ul><ul><li>find the truth… </li></ul>