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Title: Amelia Earhart

  • Amelia Earhart

By Jyotirmoy Chakraborty
Her achivements
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Life history of amelia earhart
HER Last flight and her mysterious death
Photos of Amelia Earhart
Life history of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was one of the world's most
celebrated aviators. She broke records and
charted new skies in the course of her short
life. She disappeared while she was on a flight
around the world. Earhart was born on July 24,
1897, in Atchison, Kansas. She was the elder of
Edwin Stanton and Amy Otis Earhart's two
daughters. Childhood was not happy for the two
bright sisters. Their father was an alcoholic and
lost jobs often. The family travelled a great
deal The girls often recited poetry while doing
their chores but also loved sports, including
basketball and tennis. Their parents encouraged
them to try new things. Amelia wanted to attend
college after finishing school. But, she met some
World War I (1914 - 1918) veterans and decided to
study nursing, instead. 
Life history of Amelia Earhart (continued)
During the war Amelia worked as a military nurse
in Canada and later she became a social worker
and taught English to immigrant
children. Besides work, Amelia had one hobby.
She enjoyed watching airplane stunt shows, which
were popular in the 1920s. Then one day she took
a 10-minute plane ride and knew what her vocation
would be - she would learn to fly. Amelia did
several odd jobs and with the help of her mother,
she put together the fee - 1,000. In those days,
1000 was an extremely large amount of
money. After 10 hours of instruction and
several crashes, Amelia was ready to fly. She
made her first solo flight in 1921. The flight
went well. By the next year, Amelia had saved
enough money to buy her own plane.Till 1928,
flying was only her hobby. This changed when
Amelia received a call from Captain Hilton H
Railey. He asked her to join pilots Wilmer Stultz
and Louis Gordon on a flight from the United
States to England. 
Her Achivements
January 3, 1921 - Began flying lessons with Neta
Snook July 1921 - Bought first plane, Kinner
Airster (Canary) October 22, 1922 - Broke
women's altitude record when she rose to 14,000
feet June 17-18, 1928 - First woman to fly
across the Atlantic 20hrs 40min (Fokker F7,
Friendship) Summer 1928 - Bought an Avro Avian,
a small English plane famous because Lady Mary
Heath, Britain's foremost woman pilot had flown
it solo from Capetown, South Africa to
London Fall 1928 - Published book 20 Hours 40
Minutes, toured and lectured became aviation
editor of Cosmopolitan magazine August 1929 -
Placed third in the First Women's Air Derby, aka
the Powder Puff Derby upgraded from her Avian to
a Lockheed Vega Fall 1929 - Elected as an
official for National Aeronautic Association and
encouraged the Federation Aeronautique
Internationale (FAI) to establish separate world
altitude, speed and endurance records for
women. June 25, 1930 - Set women's speed record
for 100 kilometers with no load, and with a load
of 500 kilograms July 5, 1930 - Set speed record
for of 181.18mph over a 3K course
Her Achivements
September 1930 - Helped to organize and became
vice president of public relations for new
airline, New York, Philadelphia and Washington
Airways April 8, 1931 - Set woman's autogiro
altitude record with 18,415 feet (in a Pitcairn
autogiro) May 20-21, 1932 - First woman to fly
solo across the Atlantic 14 hrs 56 min (it was
also the 5th anniversary of Lindberg's Atlantic
flight awarded National Geographic Society's
gold medal from President Herbert Hoover
Congress awarded her the Distinguished Flying
Cross wrote For The Fun of It about her
journey August 24-25, 1932 - First woman to fly
solo nonstop coast to coast set women's nonstop
transcontinental speed record, flying 2,447.8
miles in 19hrs 5min Fall 1932 - Elected president
of the Ninety Nines, a new women's aviation club
which she helped to form July 7-8, 1933 - Broke
her previous transcontinental speed record by
making the same flight in 17hrs 7min January 11,
1935 - First person to solo the 2,408-mile
distance across the Pacific between Honolulu and
Oakland, California also first flight where a
civilian aircraft carried a two-way radio April
l9 - 20, 1935 - First person to fly solo from Los
Angeles to Mexico City 13hrs 23min May 8, 1935 -
First person to fly solo nonstop from Mexico City
to Newark 14hrs 19min June 1, 1937 - Began
flight around the world June 1937 first person
to fly from the Red Sea to India
Amelia Earhart near her Canary plane
Amelia Earhart near her Lockheed Electra 10 E
Her Last Flight and her Mysterious Death
In July 1936, Purdue helped Earhart to buy a
Lockheed Electra 10E. With this airplane she
began planning to fly around the world near the
Equator. In early 1937, she found another
financing source. According the Purdue librarys
official website, to help finance Amelias world
flight, George Putnam arranged for Gimbels in New
York to sell letter covers that Amelia would
carry with her, and, along the route, mail back
to collectors. Ten thousand of the covers
sold. To increase her safety margin for the
overall flight, Earhart first planned to fly
around the world from east to west. In March
1937, she therefore started the trip by flying
from Oakland to Honolulu in the Electra. However,
when she took off from Honolulu to head farther
west, she ground looped the airplane and badly
damaged it. The plane had to go back to a
Lockheed repair plant for major repairs, and
Earharts plan to fly east to west now
ended. Now heading west to east, Earhart took
off on May 21, 1937 from Oakland, and stopped in
Burbank, Tucson, and New Orleans before arriving
in Miami. She left the United States on June 1,
stopping in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Suriname, and
Brazil before making it to St. Louis, Senegal, on
Africas west coast. She then flew across Africa,
stopping in Mali, Chad, the Sudan, and Ethiopia.
From Ethiopia, she flew to Pakistan and then
India, marking the first time that anyone had
flown from Africa to the Indian sub-continent.
From India, Earhart flew on to Burma, Thailand,
Singapore, and Indonesia before landing in
Darwin, Australia and then Lae, New Guinea. To
this point, Earhart had flown roughly 22,000
Her Last Flight and her Mysterious Death (cont.)
Their last positive position report and sighting
were over the Nukumanu Islands, about 800 miles
into the flight . . . . Earhart and Noonan had
little practical knowledge of the use of radio
navigation. The frequencies Earhart was using
were not well suited to direction finding . . .
and the reception quality of her transmissions
was poor. After six hours of frustrating attempts
at two-way communications, contact was lost. A
coordinated search by the Navy and Coast Guard
was organized but no physical evidence of the
flyers or their plane was ever found . . . .
Modern analysis indicates that after passing the
Nukumanu Islands, Earhart began to vector off
course, unwittingly heading for a point about 100
miles NNW of Howland. A few hours before their
estimated arrival time Noonan calculated a "sun
line," but without a successful, radio-frequency
range calculation, a precise "fix" on the plane's
location could not be established. Researchers
generally believe that the plane ran out of fuel
and that Earhart and Noonan perished at sea.
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