Amelia Earhart: Inspiration To Women And Pilots Around The World

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Amelia Earhart is an inspiration to women and pilots around the world. Her many accomplishments and life she lived is a model of coming up when the odds are against her. But, what made Amelia such and inspiration? Was it her amazing life growing up or was it her feats and accomplishments?
Aviator Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. She spent most of her early childhood in the upper-middle class household of her maternal grandparents. Amelia's mother, Amelia "Amy" Otis, married a man named Edwin Earhart. Edwin was on a constant search to establish his career and put the family on a firm financial foundation. When the situation got bad, Amelia's mother Amy would shuttle Amelia and her sister Muriel to their grandparents' home. There they sought out adventures, exploring the neighborhood, climbing trees, hunting for rats, and
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Railey asking her, "Would you like to fly the Atlantic?" In a heartbeat, Amelia responded "yes." She later traveled to New York to begin preparing for her flight. when she landed she was met by her project coordinators. She was selected to be the first woman to go on a transatlantic flight but, only as a passenger because the norm of that time was that women cannot fly by themselves because it was too extraneous. On June 17, 1928, what would be later be known as The Friendship took off from Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland. Two men accompanied Amelia on her flight they were the pilot Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and co-pilot/mechanic Louis E. "Slim" Gordon. Approximately twenty-one hours later the Friendship landed in Burry Point, Wales in the United Kingdom. Their landmark flight made headlines worldwide and when the Friendship finally landed in New York they were greeted by a parade in New York, and later a reception held in their honor with President Calvin Coolidge at the White House. From that moment on Amelia was known as “Lady

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