Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison Kansas. Amelia Earhart         and her younger sister Mural’s dad was an alcohic and lost jobs often. They traveled a lot because of it.        Amelia and Mural often poetry while doing chores. But they both loved sports. And when Amelia finished school she wanted to go to college. But, then she met World War 1 veterans and studied nursing instead.                   

                                                  During World War 1 Amelia Earhart worked as a military nurse in Canada, nursing solders back to health. Later she became a social worker and she taught English to immigrant children. Other than work, Amelia Earhart had one hobby. Amelia enjoyed watching airplane stunt shows which were very popular in the 1920s. One day she took a10-minute plane ride and knew what her vocation would be-she would learn to fly. She did several odd jobs to save up money and with the help of her mother, she put together a fee of $1,000. In those days that was a lot of money. In 1921 Amelia Earhart began taking flying lessons from a local flying instructor Neta Snook. Amelia worked in a telephone office to pay for lessons. Amelia bought her first plane that summer. Amelia set a new altitude for women by flying her plane as high as 14,000 feet. Until 1928 flying was just Amelia’s hobby. This all changed when Amelia received a call from Captain Hilton H. Raily. He ask Amelia to join pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon on a flight from the United States to England. Though she was just a passenger, she became the first women to cross the Atlantic in a plane. In May 1932 Amelia Earhart crossed the Atlantic alone and set a new transatlantic crossing record of 13 hours, 30 minutes. Amelia received a medal from the American President Herbert Hoover for this. Several years later, Amelia because the first women to fly from California to Hawaii. Her last flight began in June 1937. Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan set out to fly around the world. After they left Lae in New Guinea for Howland Island , the American coast guard lost contact with the plane. Despite an extensive search the American Navy never found a trace of either the plane or Amelia and her navigator. Their disappearance is still a mystery.

                                                                     Amelia Earhart has influenced women pilots all around the world by charting new routes and setting new records. She may have disappeared but she will always be remembered in the hearts that read her story.