Who Was Amelia Earhart?

Who Was Amelia Earhart?

Language: English

Pages: 106

ISBN: 0448428563

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

made the slope of the tracks less steep. Then she got on the buggy again. This time she made a good run. She loved the speed. And it was almost as if she were flying through the air! On a cold day in December, Amelia went sledding with her sister. Amelia wanted to go very fast. She took a running start. Then she jumped on the sled, lying head first on her stomach. The hill was icy. Amelia was gaining speed. Suddenly, there was trouble below. A horse-drawn wagon came out from a side street. It

over one hundred speeches and gave more than two hundred interviews. Amelia did not complain about her busy schedule. She was given a new car for an appearance at an auto show. She also made money by letting companies use her name to advertise their products. The fur-lined, leather “Amelia Earhart Flying Suit” became very popular in a New York department store. Amelia also became an editor for Cosmopolitan magazine and wrote a column about aviation. Amelia didn’t really like to write, but the

over one hundred speeches and gave more than two hundred interviews. Amelia did not complain about her busy schedule. She was given a new car for an appearance at an auto show. She also made money by letting companies use her name to advertise their products. The fur-lined, leather “Amelia Earhart Flying Suit” became very popular in a New York department store. Amelia also became an editor for Cosmopolitan magazine and wrote a column about aviation. Amelia didn’t really like to write, but the

Amelia Earhart came in third. Even though she didn’t win, Amelia learned a lot. She also got to know many of the best women pilots in the country. After the race, many women pilots decided it was time to start their own group. On November 2, 1929, twenty-six women met in an airplane hangar in Long Island, New York. They wondered what to call themselves. Amelia suggested they name the club after the number of women who first joined. The other pilots liked the idea. Over the next several months

served meals and then took care of airsick passengers. There were also more than 450 licensed female pilots in the United States. With more competition, it was getting harder to keep the public’s interest. Amelia needed to do something different. She and George came up with a few ideas. Amelia started flying something called an autogyro. It was almost like a helicopter. Amelia became the first person to go across the country and back in an autogyro. But the autogyro was hard to fly. Many

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