Amelia Mary Earhart As An Influential Person In History
Despite the financial constraints within her family, Amelia was able to explore various careers including photography and truck-driving, through which she was able to raise enough money to take flying lessons. Afterwards, she was able to purchase a small plane, ‘canary’, through which she was able to kick-start her career in aviation. She managed to fly 14000 feet, which was the world altitude record for female pilots. Consequently, she was able to acquire a pilot’s license from the world governing body for aeronautics, The Federation Aeronautique, becoming the 16th woman to attain such an accomplishment. In 1927, Amelia became a member of the American Aeronautical Society 's Boston chapter. Here, she managed to invest in the Dennison Airport in Massachusetts. Additionally, she became the sales representative for Kinner airplanes in the Boston …show more content…
She was to become the first woman on transatlantic flight, however, as a passenger. She accompanied pilot Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and his co-pilot/mechanic Louis E. "Slim" Gordon on a flight to United Kingdom. Her return to the United States was met with great jubilation. She had made quite an achievement, especially after three other pilots had died within the year, trying to become the first women to ever fly across the Atlantic. This accomplishment was not only good for her aviation career, but also for her personal image. To the rest of the world, she was a celebrity. The press nicknamed her ‘lady lindy’. Her image was promoted through lecture tours, a book as well as product endorsements. She got an opportunity to work at the Cosmopolitan magazine, where she became an associate editor, and later as a promoter for Transcontinental Air Transport.
Apart from becoming the first woman to ever fly across the Atlantic, Amelia went on a successful Solo flight across North America. Later on, she set a world altitude record of 18,415 feet, flying a Pitcairn PCA-2 autogyro. All this prepared her for her most recognized achievement in the aviation-world. Her skills got better and better, as she kept on flying to become better a better aviator. In 1932, Amelia embarked on a solo flight, but could not make it to Paris, thus she had to land in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. These endeavors established her as the first ever woman