Who is Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Although lately I have seen a few articles about possibly finding her remains on an island, I am not sure how true they really are. She was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. According to biography.com, she spent much of her time watching the Royal Flying Corps practicing in a nearby field. She enrolled in medical studies at Columbia University, but later quit to reunite with her parents in California. She took her first flight at a Long Beach air show in 1920 and it transformed her life. She took on various jobs to earn enough money to take lessons from a pioneer female aviator Anita “Neta” Snook. After becoming the 16th woman to obtain a pilots license, she realized that she would not be able to make a career of flying at that time. She again enrolled at Columbia University, but was unable to continue due to financial limitation. Amelia then found work as a teacher then a social worker. She eventually started getting back into aviation in 1927 and invested some money into the Dennison Airport in Massachusetts, and acted as a sales representative for Kinner airplanes in the Boston area. She later went on to accomplish great things and achieve her dreams. A few years later, she was finally able to fulfill her ambition to fly around the world! The first attempt in March 1937 ended prematurely when her plane crashed on takeoff in Hawaii. A second attempt began two months later, now following a west-to-east direction. On July 2, 1937, during the hardest leg, a 2,556-mile segment from New Guinea to a tiny speck in the mid-Pacific called Howland Island, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared. Amelia Earhart was an incredible woman who helped women everywhere achieve their own dreams. If you would like to fly around the world like Amelia Earhart, visit globalair.com and purchase your own plane!

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