Greatest female aviator of all time
A project by:- ShreyVerma
Born July 24, 1897
Disappeared July 2, 1937
Known for Many early
woman to fly
Spouse George P.
The Early Days…
Born July 24th, 1897 in Kansas.
Earhart was nick named Millie.
She had no interest in flying while a child.
Amelia was a tom boy when she was young
she asked for a football for Christmas.
Her family consisted of Edwin her dad her
mom, amy Earhart and her sister Muriel Earhart.
Amelia Earhart graduated from Hyde park
Trained as a nurse aid.
She was a nurse in the military hospital at
world war 1 and a plane flyer.
Amelia enjoyed watching airplane stunt
shows, which were quite popular during
the 1920s. One day, after taking a ten
minute plane ride, which cost $1,
Amelia knew she had to fly.
First Step Towards Aviation
By working several odd jobs and with the help
of her mother, Amelia earned the $1,000 fee to
take flying lessons in 1921. Her first instructor
was nicknamed "Snooky." Ten hours of
instruction and several crashes later, Amelia
was ready to fly solo.
Amelia’s first plane
Six months later, she bought her own airplane, a yellow
Kinner Airster, that she dubbed "The Canary."
On May of 1923, she received a pilot's
licence. On April 1928, a man called and
challenged Amelia to fly across the Atlantic
Ocean. She said that she would. The
airplane, Friendship, took off with Amelia in it.
First Solo Flight
In 1928, she made her first solo trip across
the United States. The flight took twenty
hours and forty minutes
Amelia’s New Plane
When Amelia was 38 years old, she challenged
herself to fly around the world! She asked the
Purdue Research Foundation to build an all-metal,
twin-engine lockheed Electra 10E.
The Final Challenge
In 1937, as Earhart neared her 40th birthday, she was
ready for a monumental, and final, challenge. She
wanted to be the first woman to fly around the world.
On June 1st, Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan
departed from Miami and began the 29,000-mile
October 22, 1922 - Broke women's altitude record
of 14,000 feet when she rose to 18,415 feet
Fall 1929 - Elected as an official for National
May 20-21, 1932 - First woman to fly solo across
August 24-25, 1932 - First woman to fly solo
nonstop coast to coast; set women's nonstop
transcontinental speed record
April l9 - 20, 1935 - First person to fly solo from
Los Angeles to Mexico City.
The first person to solo from Hawaii to California,
Books by Earhart
Amelia Earhart was a successful and heavily
promoted writer who served as aviation editor
for Cosmopolitan magazine from 1928 to
20 Hrs., 40 Min. (1928) was a journal of her
experiences as the first woman passenger on
a transatlantic flight.
Books by Earhart Contd.
The Fun of It (1932) was a memoir of her flying
experiences and an essay on women in aviation.
Last Flight (1937) featured the periodic journal entries
she sent back to the United States during her world
flight attempt, Compiled by her husband GP Putnam
after she disappeared over the Pacific, many historians
consider this book to be only partially Earhart's original
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
"Courage is the price that life exacts
for granting peace,
the soul that knows it not,
knows no release from little things."
A presentation by - Shrey Verma
Class & Section - 9th “C”
Subject - English