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Transcript of amelia earhart
Amelia Earhart's family
Immediately a rescue attempt was conducted.
They spent $4 million and searched 250,000 miles of ocean searching for Amelia, but on July 19, the United States government called off the operation. In 1938, a lighthouse was put on Howland Island in her memory. Although there are still researchers trying to find Amelia, there has been very little luck in finding any evidence as to what truly had happened to Earhart. however some shoes and beaty supplies with some of her DNA have washed a shore on a small island. there are other theories of what happened as well like the Irene Bolam myth. the main reason to why the plane had crashed in the first place was faulty equipment.
In April 1928, Amelia was asked to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. at first Amelia thought it was a joke or a scam but when she asked to prove it the man on the phone checked out. Amelia accepted. until the day of the flight actually came she did not mention it to any body, not even family, because she didn't want to strike a race across the Atlantic Ocean. In May 1928 Amelia flew all the way from Newfoundland to Wales. Amelia felt not proud of herself because she didn't do anything but keep the log. In an interview she referred to herself as a sack of potatoes. Also after the flight she wrote a book called 20 hours 40 minutes. In May 1932 she did her second flight but this time she was flying and flying solo. She made record for the first to make the trip solo and the only to do it twice.
As Amelia reached her 40th birthday, she was ready for a final and historic challenge. Amelia and her partner, Fredrick Noonan began their 29,000 mile around the world on June 1st. few people had done this and she was the first to do it along the equator. along the equator was the longest and hardest way. everybody before her had gone around one of the poles. the first part of the trip was from Lae New Guinea to the Howland Island. On July 2nd, Amelia was expected to land at Howland Island in about 18 hours, and after 14 hours Amelia came on the radio and could not seem to hear the broadcast. The crew kept waiting, but nothing was heard from her again. when Amelia disappeared nothing was found of her, the plane or anybody on the plane.
the lighthouse on Howland Island
how she was inspired to fly
On January 3 1921 Amelia began flying lessons with Neta Snooks. Neta Snooks was a female flying instructor. For six months she worked hard to save enough money to buy her first plane. she worked a few odd jobs to pay for her flying lessons and her first plane. The first plane she bought was the . The Kinner Airster was a bright yellow biplane. Amelia named her Kinner Airster "the Canary" Amelia flew it to set her first women's record altitude of 14,000 feet. in May 1923 she earned her International Aeronautical Federation license. she'd be the 16Th woman to get it.
Amelia Earhart's early life
Amelia Mary Earhart was born in her maternal grandparents’ home in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897 to Amy and Edwin Earhart. In Amelia's early years, money was a large problem. Her father had to do a lot of traveling for work and her mother and sister traveled with him, so Amelia spent the school months with her grandparents. She spent her summers with her parents.
Amelia was more of a tomboy, playing football, shooting rats with a rifle that she got on a birthday, and wore pants and not dresses. Her grandmother was horrified and was always disapproving Amelia.
When Amelia Earhart was 10 years old she saw her first plane at an Iowa state fair, she was not impressed. "It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting," she said. It wasn't until Earhart attended a stunt-flying exhibition, almost a decade later, that she became interested in flying A pilot spotted Earhart and her friend, who were watching from an isolated clearing, and dove at them. It was then when she became interested in aviation. On December 28, 1920 pilot Frank Hawks gave her a ride that would forever change her life. By the time she had got two or three hundred feet off the ground she knew she had to fly."
Amelia Earhart's sister was Grace Muriel Earhart, Amelia Earhart's mother was Amy Otis Earhart and Amelia Earhart's father was Edwin Stanton Earhart, Amelia Earhart's fraternal grandmother was Mary Earhart Amelia Earhart's fraternal grandfather was rev. Daevid Earhart, Amelia Earhart's maternal grandmother was Amelia Otis and Amelia Earhart's maternal grandfather was Alfred Otis. Back then women were expected to stay at home so only men worked. Edwin was a railroad employee but started to heavily drink so was fired and so Edwin and Amy separated but a few years after amelia graduated from Hyde Park they got back together. Alfred was a U.S. District Court Judge, president of the Atchison Savings Bank, and chief warden of Trinity Episcopal Church.
The first school amelia had attended was a college preparatory school. She attended that school when she was living with her grandparents. She attended that school until the seventh grade After that she had moved with her family to Des Moines, Iowa. Then she was being home schooled for 4 to 3 years. Next she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota when there she entered Central High School. Next the family moved to Springfield, Missouri. Shortly after that Amy, Amelia and Muriel move to Chicago. When there Amelia is there she attends Hyde Park Academy. She graduates from high school there. Next, in 1916 October Amelia starts to attend Ogontz college but shortly after drops out to help out the war effort. lastly she enrolled as a pre med student at Columbia University. sadly she dropped out to come to Los Angeles to help keep together Edwin and Amy's marriage.
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;
Summer 1928 - Bought an Avro Avian, a small English
Fall 1928 - Published book 20 Hours 40 Minutes
August 1929 - Placed third in the First Women's Air Derby and upgraded from her Avian to a Lockheed Vega
Fall 1929 - Elected as an official for National Aeronautic Association
June 25, 1930 - Set women's speed record for 100 kilometers
July 5, 1930 - Set speed record for of 181.18mph
April 8, 1931 - Set woman's autogyro altitude record with 18,415 feet
May 20-21, 1932 - First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic
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 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
mde her flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City to Newark
June 1, 1937 - Began flight around the world June around the equator
Amelia's nicknames are lady lindy and melee.
Her husband was her publicist.
To me they look alike.