Amelia Earhart

By: Alijah Maerhofer

About Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. In 1923, Earhart, fondly known as "Lady Lindy," became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license. Amelia became thee first lady to fly across the pacific ocean in 1928. On, February 7, 1931 Amelia Earhart married George P. Putnam. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation.

Round-The-World Trip

Sunday, March 1st 1936 at 12pm


Early in 1936, Earhart started to plan a round-the-world flight. Not the first to circle the globe, it would be the longest at 29,000 miles, following a grueling equatorial route. With financing from Purdue, in July 1936, a Lockheed Electra was built at Lockheed Aircraft Company to her specifications which included extensive modifications to the fuselage to incorporate a large fuel tank. Earhart dubbed the twin engine monoplane airliner her "flying laboratory" and hangared it at Mantz's United Air Services located just across the airfield from Lockheed's Burbank, California plant in which it had been built.

Amelia Went Missing!!

During an attempt to make a navigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.
Amelia Earhart: Life and Disappearance

Questions about the Video?

1. Why did everyone chop off their hair?

2.Why did she marry a old guy?

3.Did they just give up when they went missing cause they stopped looking for them?