Her Hero's Journey
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As a child, Earhart's parents had many issues financially in the beginning years of Amelia's life, and they relied on her grandmother for help. Earhart was involved in many sports unlike other girls at the time such as basketball, baseball, and football. As a child Earhart expressed her interest in flying by trying to build an airplane out of wood, and saw her first airplane at the age of nine.
As a Teenager
Amelia with her First Plane
A Yellow Kinner Canary biplane
Soon after her lessons, Earhart decided to buy her own plane for $2000 and got many jobs to pay it off. It was a Kinner Airster Biplane.
Her Achievements in Aviation
In addition to what she accomplished above, she also set a new speed record and altitude record. She also later flew across the Atlantic ocean solo, however she did run into some issues during the flight.
In her life time Earhart earned at least 44 medals and had set many records.
Her hero's Journey
Many just remember Amelia Earhart as a famous american aviator, but what many fail to remember is that she was also heavily involved in woman's rights. Being one of few woman in the field of aviation made Earhart realize how important it was for her to be a role model to encourage women around her.
- Achieved nursing degree at Colombia University, in New York
- She Wrot eseveral books and was the Founder of the Ninety-Nines a club that was meant for woman
- Her husband was at first her publicist, but soon a recently divorced George Putnam got married to Earhart
- There are many possible causes of Amelia Earhart's disappearance such as speculation that she was secretly doing a mission for the U.S. and got captured by the Japanese, and the common one being that she just ran out of fuel and crashed into the Pacific ocean.