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Transcript of Amelia Earhart
Who or What Influenced Their Life
Awards & Achievements
3 Adjectives that describe this person
Amelia went to Hyde Park Academy High School in 1916.
She also went to Saint Paul Central High School.
And Columbia University.
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Amelia was an American aviation pioneer and author.
She wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
Amelia was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897.
She lived in the home of her maternal grandfather, Alfred Gideon Otis, a former federal judge, president of the Atchison Savings Bank and a leading citizen in the town.
She was the first person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City, Mexico;
First person to fly solo nonstop from Mexico City, Mexico to Newark, New Jersey;
Speed record for east-to-west flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii;
And, first person to fly solo from the Red Sea to Karachi
Her achievements were: Woman's world altitude record: 14,000 ft; Speed records for 100 km; First person to fly the Atlantic solo twice; First woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross; First woman to fly nonstop, coast-to-coast across the U.S.; Woman's speed transcontinental record;
First person to fly solo between Honolulu, Hawaii and Oakland, California
Three adjectives that describe her are: brave,
... and adventurous.
Amelia was inspired for her life. She saw her first airplane show and even flew an airplane; since then, she knew she had to fly.
Amelia took flying lessons from Neta Snooks and received her flying license from the NAA (National Aeronautics Association) in 1921. Then, in 1928, she received an offer to join the crew of G.P Putnam so that she could fly across the Atlantic.
Amelia was nicknamed "Millie" during a younger age.
Amelia Earhart published four books called: Last Flight, The Fun of It, 20 Hrs., 40 Min. , and 20 Hours, 40 Minutes, Our Flight in the Friendship: The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic by Air, Tells Her Story.
Seeing her first plane didn't amuse her at first.
When the pilot asked her if she wanted to fly with her some triggered her.