Amelia Earhart: The Fearless Flier

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The Fearless Flier “Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do” (qtd. in "Amelia Earhart" ). Amelia Earhart did exactly what she said, she was the first lady and the second individual to travel fly solo the Atlantic. She loved to do things that were challenging. She broke more than six world records set by men. She was strong who stood firmly for women's equality. One ten minute ride in the plane led a lady-like girl change into a tomboy, led to change men's perceptive about women’s will, and led to many record-breaking achievements. She never got the idea of boys having all the fun, she always thought of her equal to boys (Meyer).…show more content…
She began to fly in 1920, at that time it was an unusual and surprising pastime for women (Meyer). In 1932, she became the first female and the second individual to fly the Atlantic solo (Meyer). In 1937, she set out to be the first individual to fly across the equator (Meyer). One of Amelia’s famous quote was “ Of course, they are as different as individuals from any other group. There are slim ones and plump ones and quiet ones and those who talk all the time. They're large and small, young and old, about half the list are married and many of these have children. In a word, they are simply thoroughly normal girls and women who happen to have taken up flying rather than golf, swimming, or steeplechasing”(“Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum"). Amelia turned from a lady-like to typical tomboy whose name stood forever in the history of great…show more content…
One of the famous records broken by Amelia was women's altitude record when she rose to fourteen thousand feet (“Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum”). She set “women's speed record for hundred kilometers with no load and with a load of five hundred kilograms. Earhart also the set speed record for of one hundred eighty-one and eighteen hundredths mph over a three K course and set woman's autogiro altitude record with eighteen thousand, four hundred fifteen feet” (“Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum”). She was the first woman to fly solo nonstop coast to coast, set women's nonstop transcontinental speed record, flying twenty-four thousand four hundred seven point eight miles in nineteen hrs five min(“Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum”). Amelia Earhart was the first person to solo the two thousand, four hundred eight mile distance across the Pacific between Honolulu and Oakland, California and also was the first flight where a civilian aircraft carried a two-way radio (“Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum”). Earhart was also the first person to fly solo nonstop from Mexico City to Newark, fourteen hours nineteen minutes ("Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum”). Amelia Earhart received a lot of awards for her groundbreaking

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