Who is Amelia Earhart?

  • (noun): First woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937).
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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑrt/ AIR-hart; July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an 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. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Ronald Theodore Reuther - Aviation
... In the museum's collection are the sister ship of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Model 10 Electra, and the "flying boat" used in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark ... Reuther was particularly knowledgeable about flight pioneer Amelia Earhart ... He was fascinated by the circumstances of Earhart's disappearance and was an active member of the worldwide Amelia Earhart Society ...
Linda Finch - World Flight 1997
... is that she had faithfully recreated the ill-fated last flight of Amelia Earhart ... To fulfill Amelia Earhart's dream, the recreation of the 1937 around-the-world flight of Earhart was known as "World Flight 1997." Finch’s flight marked the 60th anniversary of Earhart's failed ... History records that Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, the first woman to fly nonstop across the United States and first woman to fly ...
Amelia Earhart - Books By Earhart
... Earhart was a successful and heavily promoted writer who served as aviation editor for Cosmopolitan magazine from 1928 to 1930 ... over the Pacific, many historians consider this book to be only partially Earhart's original work ...
Linda Finch - World Flight 1997 - Recreation of Historic Flight
... This was 60 years later to the day of Amelia Earhart's 1937 infamous around-the-world flight attempt in her twin-engine plane ... Retracing the flight path of Amelia Earhart, Finch closely followed the same route that Earhart flew, stopping at 36 way-points in 18 countries before ... Reid Dennis provided a videographer, and a support plane to assist in telling Amelia's and Linda's message - "That you can have your dreams - and they should be big dreams" ...
SS Amelia Earhart
... SS Amelia Earhart (Hull Number 117) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II ... She was named after Amelia Earhart, an American female aviator who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean ...

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    The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
    Amelia Earhart (1897–1937)

    Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.
    —Amelia Earhart (1897–1937)