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Amelia Earhart

by Celine from Honolulu

This is Amelia with one of her air planes. (Google Images (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum))
This is Amelia with one of her air planes. (Google Images (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum))

Amelia Earhart was ten years old when she saw her first airplane. She did not Think the airplane was interesting at all. After almost ten years later, Amelia saw a stunt-flying exhibition and got really interested in flying airplanes. On December 28, 1920, a pilot named Frank Hawks gave Amelia a ride on an airplane that changed her life.

Amelia is a hero to me and to all women. She was willing to fly when women didn't do that. Amelia realized flying was interesting and she persisted to keep improving her skills. She did this even though women didn't fly. On January 3, 1921, Amelia took her first flying lesson. Then she saved enough money to a buy a plane. She used the bright yellow plane that she named Canary to set her first women's flying record when she rose to an altitude of 14,000 feet.

Amelia is also a good role model because she was humble and didn't brag. When she broke world records flying from Honolulu to California, she didn't brag. Amelia was also the first woman to fly from Mexico City to Newark. In 1928, she was shocked when she was asked to be the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received a gold medal from the National Geographic Society and the Distinguished Flying Cross from Congress. Amelia was the first woman to ever receive the award, but she wasn't conceited.

Amelia Earhart also had a brave soul. She was brave to break dangerous flight records. But the danger of flying alone didn't stop her. Finally in 1937, Amelia wanted to be the first woman to fly around the world. Her first attempt failed. She tried again with her rebuilt twin-engine plane. Earhart 's plane got lost and no one knows what exactly happened to Amelia.

I hope to be just like Amelia Earhart someday by persisting and taking risks.

Page created on 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

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