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Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart Bailey Kieffer leadership class 3rd hour Biography Birth Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897 Family Amelia's parents were Amelia "Amy" Otis and Edwin Earhart. Because her parents were unable to keep their family on a firm foundation, Amelia and her sister Muriel often stayed with their grandparents. Leadership qualities Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean.
In 1922 she set the women's altitude record.
In 1923 she became the 16th women to receive a pilot's license.
In 1930 she set the women's speed record.
In 1931 she set the autogiro altitude record. In 1932 Earhart became the first women to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean, received the National Geographic society's special gold medal award, and set the Woman's transcontinental speed record.
In 1933 she broke her previous women's transcontinental speed record In 1935 she became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California
She was the first person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico city, again in 1935.
In the same year she was the first person to fly solo from Mexico City to Newark, New Jersey. Then, in 1937, she started her flight around the world along the equator. After covering over 22,000 miles in the journey (two-thirds of the way) she mysteriously disappeared with her navigator on July 2, 1937. Leadership qualities Amelia was fearless, She was not afraid to put herself out there or try new things. She set several Women's records despite the fact that there were few women aviators. She participated in dangerous flight events which, in the end, cost her her life yet she did them anyway. She even worked for the Red Cross during World War 1. She was not afraid to do anything. Leadership qualities Amelia was determined, she was determined to be a pilot. People told her that women couldn't be pilots yet she was determined to prove them wrong and she did by setting records for speed and altitude as well as flying solo across the Atlantic ocean. Leadership qualities Earhart was Independent, she was one of the first female aviators. She set many records and flew almost around the world to prove her independence. Amelia learned to take care of herself and not rely on others when her father was struggling for a job. Leadership qualities Earhart was intelligent because she learned how to fly and control an airplane. In order to fly and set all the records she accomplished, she had to learn how to do it. She even went to medical school for a short time. leadership qualities Stubborn was another of Amelia's character traits because she refused to give up. She refused to believe people when they told her that men are more likely to become aviators. And it paid off when she set numerous world records for both men and women. Amelia Earhart was a leader in many ways. She was a leader for women by setting records for female aviators. She was a aviation leader by setting records for all pilots and she was a leader by becoming the first female to fly across the Atlantic. She was a leader in many ways but the most notable was her leadership in female aviation. Bibliography Website #1 http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-earhart-9283280 Amelia Earhart." Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Sept. 2012. <http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-earhart-9283280>. " website #2 http://www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org/AmeliaEarhart/AEAccomplishments.htm "Amelia Earhart- Accomplishments." Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. Websitz4U.com, n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org/AmeliaEarhart/AEAccomplishments.htm>. website #3 http://www.nndb.com/people/943/000026865/ "Amelia Earhart." NNDB. N.p., 2012. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://www.nndb.com/people/943/000026865/>. Thanks for watching!!! Amelia's family was reunited when she was 10 but moved constantly due to her father's inability to keep his job. In 1915 Amelia's mother separated from her father and moved her and her sister to Chicago. Death Amelia Earhart was pronounced dead in 1939. website #4 http://ameliaearhart.com/news/2009/11/what-happened-to-amelia-earhart "Amelia Earhart." What Happened to Amelia Earhart? N.p., 4 Nov. 2009. Web. 22 Oct. 2012. <http://ameliaearhart.com/news/2009/11/what-happened-to-amelia-earhart>.
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