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History of Flight

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Amelia Earhart Introduction Early Life Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. When Amelia was 10, she saw her first plane at a state fair, she was not impressed."It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting." It wasn't until Amelia attended a stunt-flying exhibition, almost a decade later, that she became seriously interested in aviation. Adulthood By: Claire Irvin Flights Timeline Conclusion Bibliography -Amelia was named after her two grandmothers, Amelia Harres Otis and Mary Wells Earhart. -At the age of 7, Amelia Earhart constructed her own roller coaster using fence rails and roller skates. "Facts about Amelia Earhart." Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum , n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2013. <http://www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org/A
" Amelia Earhart Biography - 115th Birthday, Facts, Disappearance, Video, Photos, Life Story - Biography.com - Biography.com ." Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-earhart-9283280>.
"The Official Website of Amelia Earhart." The Official Website of Amelia Earhart. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2013. <http://www.ameliaearhart.com/about/bio.
"The Official Website of Amelia Earhart." The Official Website of Amelia Earhart. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2013. Bibliography- Continued http://www.ameliaearhart.com/about/fastfacts.com "In The Air With Amelia Earhart." In The Air With Amelia Earhart. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2013. <www.trivia.com/en/subtopics/In-the-Air-with-Amelia-Earhart-334897.html>.
___________________________________________________________ Pictures About.com. "Amelia Earhart Timeline 1897 - 1935." Women's History - Comprehensive Research and Information Guide. About.com, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. http://womenshistory.about.com/od/earhartamelia/a/amelia_earhart_timeline.htm
_______________________________________________________________________ •Born (1897)
•Woman's world altitude record: 14,000 ft (1922)
•First woman to fly the Atlantic (1928)
•Speed records for 100 km (and with 500 lb (230 kg) cargo) (1931)
•First woman to fly an autogyro (1931)
•Altitude record for autogyros: 15,000 ft (1931)
•First person to cross the U.S. in an autogyro (1932)
•First woman to fly the Atlantic solo (1932)
•First person to fly the Atlantic twice (1932)
•First woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross (1932)
•First woman to fly non-stop, coast-to-coast across the U.S. (1933)
•Woman's speed transcontinental record (1933)
•First person to fly solo between Honolulu, Hawaii and Oakland, California (1935)
•First person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City, Mexico (1935)
•First person to fly solo nonstop from Mexico City, Mexico to Newark, New Jersey (1935)
•Speed record for east-to-west flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii (1937)
•Dissappeared on flight to Howland Island (1937)
•Declared dead in absentia (1939) The Last Flight Unknown Facts I chose Amelia Earhart because
she was a very influential and inspirational person. She did amazing things for the start of flight and she was inspirational for women. She was a very outspoken person and wasn't afraid of being 'different'. At age 19, Amelia attended Ogontz School near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two years later, after visiting her sister, Muriel, in Canada, Amelia felt compelled to leave school. Taking a course in Red Cross First Aid, Amelia enlisting as a nurse's aide at Spadina Military Hospital in Toronto, Canada, tending to wounded soldiers during World War I. The following year, Amelia enrolled as a premedical student at Columbia University in New York. Shortly thereafter, Amelia's parents insisted she move to California where they were living. Learning to fly in California, she took up aviation as a hobby, taking strange jobs to pay for her flying lessons. In 1922, with the financial help of her sister, Muriel, and her mother, Amy, she purchased her first airplane (a Kinner Airster). In 1931, Amelia married George Putnam, but continued her aviation career under her maiden name. Amelia and George formed a successful partnership. George organized Amelia's flights and public appearances, and arranged for her to endorse a line of flight luggage and sports clothes. George also published two of her books, The Fun of It , and Last Flight . "Biography of Amelia Earhart." Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013. <http://www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org
________________________________________________________________________ "HeroniesofHistory." HeroniesofHistory. HeroniesofHistory, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2013. <heroinesofhistory.wikispaces.com/Amelia+Earhart
___________________________________________________________________ - Despite having to attend 6 different high schools, Amelia managed to graduate on time. -Amelia met Orville Wright at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1937. -Earhart had such an impression on public that people often wrote and told her about naming babies, lakes and even homing pigeons "Amelia." -The Untied States government spent $4 million searching for Amelia. -Amelia was actually a very gifted poet -A lighthouse was built to the memory of Amelia on Howland Island. All images from Google Images. After flying across the Atlantic as a passenger in 1928, Amelia Earhart's next goal was to achieve a transatlantic crossing alone. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. In 1932, exactly five years after Lindbergh's flight, Earhart became the first woman to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic. Her popularity grew even more. In March 1937, she flew to Hawaii with fellow pilot Paul Mantz to begin this flight. Earhart lost control of the plane on takeoff, however, and the plane had to be sent to the factory for repairs. In June, she went to Miami to again begin a flight around the world, this time with Fred Noonan as her navigator. No one knows why, but she left behind important communication and navigation instruments. Perhaps it was to make room for additional fuel for the long flight. The pair made it to New Guinea in 21 days, even though Earhart was tired and ill. During the next leg of the trip, they departed New Guinea for Howland Island, a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. July 2, 1937, was the last time Earhart and Noonan communicated with a nearby Coast Guard ship. The U.S. Navy conducted a massive search for Earhart and Noonan that continued for more than two weeks. Unable to accept that Earhart had simply disappeared and perished, some of her admirers believed that she was a spy or was captured by enemies of the United States. The Navy submitted a report following its search, which included maps of search areas. Neither the plane nor Earhart nor Noonan were ever found. No one knows for sure what happened, but many people believe they got lost and simply ran out of fuel and died. Amelia Earhart was less than a month away from her 40th birthday. In conclusion, Amelia Earhart was a great role model for women. She broke many records in the field of aviation and she also published two books. She had a very successful life, especially for a female in her time.
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