Amelia Earhart The Greatest Woman Aviator of All Time
Amelia Earhart was born in Kansas on July 24, 1897. The Beginning Amelia saw her first airplane when she was 10 at a county fair. She was not impressed. " It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting,“ she said.
As A Young Girl... *Amelia would hunt rats with a .22 rifle, *and belly slam her sled to go down hill. *climb the tallest trees,
It wasn’t until Amelia had been to a stunt flying show a decade later that planes finally interested her. A pilot named Frank Hawks gave her a ride in one of his planes, after he noticed her looking at it. "By the time I had gotten two or three hundred feet off the ground," she said, "I knew I had to fly." An Interest in Flying
Amelia's First Plane Amelia’s first plane was a Kinner Airster (Canary) bought in July of 1921 . Later she sold the plane and bought a car, a Kissel that she nicknamed "the yellow peril.”
Another Trip On May 20, 1932, Amelia changed Lockheed Vega’s journey and tried it herself. Because she didn’t have coffee or tea, she would keep awake with smelling salts. On this trip from Londonderry, Ireland, Amelia broke several records: *First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. *Longest non-stop distance by a woman. *Crossed in the shortest time.
Lost in the Pacific Amelia Earhart disappeared on July, 1937, while attempting a world flight. The FBI never looked into the disappearance. In 1990, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery found and sent a navigator’s bookcase to the FBI laboratory for examination. The item could have been a part of Ms. Earhart’s plane, but nothing was discovered or proven about it.
A Few Major Highlights 1928 - Amelia was the first woman to fly trans-Atlantic in an airplane. 1932 - Earhart was first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic . 1935 - She was also the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
The End! Decide…whether or not the good is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying. ~Amelia Earhart