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Amelia Earhart

by Yulissa from Sanford

Amelia Earhart was a pilot. She was the first woman to ride solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia was the 16th woman to get her pilot's license. On July 2nd she disappeared when she was trying to fly around the world. She was never found.

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Amelia loved climbing trees, collecting bugs, and she also loved hunting rats. Amelia completed high school in Chicago in 1916. Amelia Earhart learn to fly in 1920-21, and in 1922 she bought herself her first air plane. She called it Canary. In 1918 she was a nurse's aide in the military.

Amelia became a columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine and she wrote 3 books (Twenty Hours, Forty Minutes, The Fun of It, Last flight). In February 1931, Amelia got married to George Putnam. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly 14,000 feet high. Amelia was chosen to be a passenger on the tri-motor called Friendship, piloted by Wilmer Stutz and Louis Gordon. She became the first woman to be a passenger across the Atlantic Ocean.

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia flew in her Lockheed Vega from Newfoundland to Ireland. She completed it in the record time of 14 hours 55 minutes. After that flight she flew just for fun. Amelia was awarded the cross of knight of the French egion of Honor in 1932. In June 1937 the public watched her leave to see her fly around the world. On July 2 Amelia disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean.

Why is Amelia still famous today? Amelia lived during what is called the "Golden Age of Aviation.' Amelia Earhart died doing something good and that's how we know her so well. Amelia is an inspiration to a lot of women in the world.

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