Amelia Earhart Achievements

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Amelia Earhart, who is known as the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, is a very inspirational figure for women. We chose her as our topic for this project because she is a daring, adventurous, differential, and confident woman. Also, Earhart was always willing to take risks, even though she knew about the dangers involved. Throughout her career, she has set many records and accomplishments as an aviatrix. This involved the great number of distance she covered by the flight and her world records. Amongst all of her accomplishments, she wanted to prove that women were capable of achieving things that men can do. Furthermore, she was determined to show everyone that a woman, like herself, can choose a profession and have equal …show more content…
Her journey as an aviator had led to many accomplishments and achievements, including those of which also set world records. Earhart’s daring personality made her known as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first to fly over both Atlantic and Pacific. However, it must have been very complicated to do such dangerous expeditions across such large oceans. Of course, she is a person with great intelligence and while piloting, she would never panic. When she knew she had to learn to be an aviator, she gained her skills by learning from the amazing Anita “Neta” Snook, who was also a female aviator. Earhart was clearly dedicated to learning about flying, and she knew that she had to put in one hundred and ten percent. From at the airfield in the morning to the airfield at night, she spent much of her time there in order to develop her skills to be a professional aviator. Once she knew she was ready to take on the challenge of piloting, she bought a Kinner Airster biplane and nicknamed it “The Canary”. On October 22, 1922, she took the Canary out into the air and covered about fourteen thousand feet, which was set to be the world record for female pilots. Then about a couple months later, she took a pilot’s test, and passed it, which allowed her to be the sixteenth lady to have a pilot’s license. However, intense and miserable financial problems came back and Earhart’s …show more content…
Before her final expedition, she wrote a letter to her husband, which stated that she was aware of the danger involved and it was risking her life, but she wanted to do it. She wants others to know that “women must try to do things as men have tried.” On March 17, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her crew departed on, what they did not know at the time, would be their final flight. Her crew consisted of three top-rated men who accompanied her on her final expedition: Captain Harry Manning, Earhart’s first navigator, Fred Noonan, her second navigator, and Paul Mantz, Earhart’s technical advisor. In this flight, they had the intention of flying across the world, but little did they know, they would only make through two-thirds of what they anticipated to achieve. In fact, President Franklin D. Roosevelt invested four million dollars into the searches of their missing bodies. Their original plan was to depart Oakland, California and head west towards Hawaii. From that point, they would fly across the Pacific Ocean to Australia, then they would cross India, move into Africa, leave to Florida and come back to California. Then, because of certain difficulties, instead of flying west, they changed it to flying east. When they finally left to begin their journey, they were facing some difficulties with their plane, so they had to land in

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