Amelia Earhart Biography

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Amelia Earhart
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Pilot, Writer
Ethnicity:
White American
Date of Birth:
July 24, 1897
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Age at Death:
unknown
Marriages
Amelia Earhart Timeline
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