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Amelia Earhart

by Alexis from North Carolina

Amelia Earhart was a famous pilot. she set many records. Amelia was the first woman who flight across the Atlantic, but she disappear in her last flight.

Amelia Earhart was born in Atchiston, Kansas, on July 24, 1897. when she was child she liked kill rats with a shot gun, and also she liked climbing trees. she completed high school in Chicago in 1916, and also she worked as a nurse in Canada. she received a inheritance from her grandmother with considerable opportunity for travel, and she learned to fly in 1920 (the name of her first plane was the canary) but her family did not want to do it. In 1920 she joined the national aeronautics association.

In 1920 she joined the national aeronautics association. In 1922 Earhart flew to a height of 14000 feet, setting a world record for female pilots. In the year of 1928 she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger, the flight made her pretty famous (even though she was only a passenger) and the same year she wrote a book about her experiences in the air: twenty hours, forty minutes (1928), and also she wrote two more books in others years like: the fun of it (1932); and the posthumous last flight (1938).

In the next year (1929) she helped found an International organization of woman pilots called the ninety-nines and that provides professional opportunities to women in aviation. In 1931, Amelia got married to George Palmer Putnam. He helped to do her 1928 flight, and the same year she became vice-president of the NATIONAL AERONAUTICS ASSOCIATION.

In 1932 Amelia made her record. She became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. The disappearance of Amelia was in 1937, when she takes the decision to fly right through the world with Fred Noonan. She disappeared in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and this is a mystery.

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Last edited 6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

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