Legendary Aviators - Amelia Earhart [VIDEO]

WRITTEN BY
Lana Rasool
PUBLISHED
08.03.2021

Amelia Earhart, one of the most famous aviators in history. Known for not being afraid to break down barriers. The first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific.

This article is dedicated to Earhart, a true inspiration and role model who has inspired generations of women to do things that had never been done by women before.

 

First Female Aviator To Fly Across The Atlantic Ocean

Born 1897, in Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Earhart developed a passion for flying at a young age. Earhart was the 16th woman to receive a pilot's license. She had several notable flights, including becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Flying a red Lockheed Vega 5B, she left Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, and landed about 15 hours later near Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

She has also 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. Today, the Ninety-Nines has thousand of members from 44 countries and provides networking, mentoring, and flight scholarship opportunities to recreational and professional female pilots.

There weren't many female pilots back then, and her actions inspired other women to follow their dreams. This was especially important because there were few career choices available to women at that time.

Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done. - Amelia Earhart.

Earhart, became a famous American aviator who at the end, unfortunately, mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator in 1937. On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan, disappeared without a trace.

Use your fear... it can take you to the place where you store your courage. - Amelia Earhart

In the end, her courage did cost her her life, however, her groundbreaking and inspiring contributions to aviation and women’s struggle for equality made Amelia Earhart an enduring hero. 

 

Source: 'Amelia Earhart' (2021). Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart (Accessed: 5 March 2021). 


 

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