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Amelia Earhart

by Mattea from San Diego

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Amelia Earhart was one of the first females to ever fly an airplane across the world and over the Atlantic Ocean. She achieved almost any goal she put her mind to and never let fear get in the way. However one idea she had, caused her not only her career but her life too. As most people know Amelia Earhart went missing after her last flight over the Atlantic ocean. Earhart was never found and no one never knew what actually happens upon her last flight. Amelia Earhart was not only known for being one of the first female famous pilots and a courageous hero, but for many other things as well. Amelia May Earhart Putnam is the world's best known woman pilot long after her mysterious disappearance during a round-the-world flight in 1937. She was born on July 24, 1897, and is the daughter of Edwin and Amy Otis Earhart. Until she was 12 she lived with her wealthy grandparents, Alfred and Amelia Harres Otis, in Atchison, Kansas, where she attended a private high school. After high school, Earhart took a medical course at Columbia University in New York. She joined her family in Los Angeles and persuaded her father to spend $10 to send her up on a joyride at an airshow. After she landed, she decided that she was going to take flying lessons immediately. After 2 hours of instructions, she decided to buy her own plane. Earhart made her first solo flight in 1922 and shortly afterward set a new altitude record of 14,000 feet in her plane. During these years Earhart also continued to set flying records. In 1935 she became the first person to fly from Hawaii to the American mainland. In 1937, after years of being in demand on the lecture circuit, Amelia felt it was time to fly around the world at its longest point. While on her trip across the world, Earhart reported in running low on fuel and was not able to locate the island for refueling. Her plane disappeared and no trace of it was found. (_"Amelia Mary Earhart." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Student Resources in Context. Web. 3 Feb. 2016.) ( "Amelia Mary Earhart." Science and Its Times. Ed. Neil Schlager and Josh Lauer. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale, 2000. Student Resources in Context. Web. 4 Feb.) Amelia Earhart is more than just a pilot and a well known hero, she is also known as being an iconic public speaker, one of the first females to fly an airplane across the world, and lastly being a proud believer of humanitarian efforts.

Amelia Earhart was one of the first females to fly an airplane across the world and Atlantic ocean. For a short time after the war, Earhart took a medical course at Columbia University in New York. She then joined her family in Los Angeles and persuaded her father to spend $10 to send her up on a joyride at an airshow. After she landed, she decided that she was going to take flying lessons immediately. She hired Neta Snook, the first woman instructor to graduate from the Curtiss School of Aviation, to teach her.("Amelia Earhart." American Decades. Ed. Judith S. Baughman, et al. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Student Resources in Context. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.) Amelia Earhart had no fear towards her career of flying. She kept setting new records and challenging herself to be a better pilot. These few records she set led up to her ideal plan of flying across the Atlantic ocean. Earhart participated in the first Women's Air Derby across the United States. In 1930 she set a new speed record for women. Later she made a tour of the United States in an autogiro, a forerunner of the helicopter, in which she set an altitude record. Earhart also became the first person to fly from Hawaii to the American mainland, and in 1935 she set a speed record on a solo flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City and another from Mexico City to New York. During these years Earhart also continued to set flying records. In January 1935 she became the first person to fly from Hawaii to the American mainland. In April 1935 she set a speed record on a solo flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City and then set another record from Mexico City to New York. Writing about her flight from Hawaii, she said "After midnight the moon set and I was alone with the stars. I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, and I need no other flights to convince me that the reason flyers fly, whether they know it or not, is the aesthetic appeal of flying."("Earhart, Amelia." The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. Research in Context. Web. 4 Feb. 2016. )Once Earhart became the first person to fly from state to state, She became very confident in her flying skills and planned to fly even farther than her last trip. She had a very large imaginary which led her to believe, " Flying is the lure of beauty."

Amelia Earhart is more than just a pilot and a well known hero, she is also known as being an iconic public speaker, one of the first females to fly an airplane across the world, and lastly being a proud believer of humanitarian efforts. Amelia Earhart was a legend to not only pilots and others who look up to her and her career, but she is also a proud believer in woman humanities, a hard worker, and an inspiring hero to adults and kids. Earhart never let fear of anything get in the way and she always had faith in herself. She had many life experiences she had to go through but she never gave up on what she wanted and she always followed through with her goals. Earhart did not only just inspire pilots, but adults and kids too. She had a strong will power and no fear which helped her to be a very successful women and have her dream job.

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