Amelia Earhart

Submitted by on Sep 21, 2015

Amelia Earhart

The first woman to cross the Atlantic by air

As a guest lecturer Earhart came to Purdue University in 1935, where he advised other women set a goal to conquer the sky, and infects all his love of aviation. She was also a member of the National Party of women and advocated for the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Author: Alexei Bulatov

Earhart was the first pilot among women who managed to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. She was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Summer for the flight. Earhart has earned many other awards and has written several books that have become bestsellers, on their summer adventures. She was instrumental in the formation of ‘ninety-nine’, an international organization of women pilots. Earhart was the first president of the organization in 1931.

Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 the first in Atchison, Kansas (Atchison, Kansas), in the house of his grandfather, Alfred Gideon Otis, a former federal judge. Amelia’s younger sister, Grace Muriel Earhart was born in 1899. Their mother, Amy Earhart did not want her daughter grew “nice little girl”, so extraordinary approach to education. Sisters leave daily in search of adventure in the surrounding area, climbed trees, hunting rats with these rifles and replenish their collections worms, butterflies, grasshoppers and drevesnits.

Being a tomboy, Amelia had time to absorb a lot of literature, well attended and very successful in history and geography. She was 10 years old when she first saw the plane. In recognition of Earhart, then it is not particularly impressed by the ‘shtukentsiya of rusty wire and wood. ” In 1909 her family moved to Des Moines (Des Moines), where in the autumn of 1916 at the time of the sisters separated when Amelia came to an elite college in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania).

You’ll see the effects of the First World War, of Amelia initially planned to become a doctor. She left college and got a job at a military hospital, next to which was an airfield. Just a few airshows forever changed her subsequent life. Since 1921 Earhart attended lessons airmanship. To pay for expensive training, adventurous girl playing the banjo in a music hall, was a truck driver, an auto mechanic and a teacher.

October 22, 1922 th Earhart climbed to an altitude of 4,300 meters, setting a new record for women pilots. It has become a real star of the rodeo and the air got respect in the local aviation circles. Earhart made a transatlantic flight in 1928, has not yet been a single. In November 1929 Amelia broke up a demonstration copy of the ‘Vega’ to 197 miles per hour, while the old record was 156 miles per hour. Then she passed the exam for passenger aircraft ‘Ford Trimotor’ and received the prestigious transport license.

February 7, 1931 th

Amelia married George Putnam, his press agent and business partner. In May 1932 she finally went to its most risky journey to the Atlantic alone. She flew from Newfoundland (Newfoundland) on light aircraft ‘Lockheed Vega’, without the radio, in the evening on May 20. It took fifteen and a half hours to successfully cross the Atlantic. According Earhart overload been so, as if she sat in a huge water-filled drum and fend off elephants.

July 2, 1937-m Earhart, continuing his circumnavigation flight on a twin-engine light aircraft ‘Lockheed Model 10 Electra’, was missing. She and her navigator Fred Noonan (Fred Noonan) left the coast of New Guinea (New Guinea) and sent to a count Howland (Howland), where he planned to refuel before heading to Honolulu (Honolulu). The large-scale and costly search and rescue operation, which lasted two weeks, did not produce results.

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