Amelia was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Growing up, she spent most of her time living with her grandparents and older sister. Summers were spent with their parents in Kansas City. After her grandma died, Amelia and her sister stayed with their parents full time. Unfortunately, her father had struggled to keep a stable job so they had to move around often, and attend lots of different schools. This explains why she was not the greatest student. She had a passion for science but when she first came in touch with a plane she was not very impressed at all. Living in an upper-middle class family, Amelia was a big tomboy and she was not interested in things regular girls would do. Later in life, she thought she wanted to be a nurse like her older sister and enrolled in pre-med at Columbia College.Soon after, she moved to California to be with her parents. This is where her love for air travel and flying happened. When she got the chance to control a plane for the first time, she was a natural. Her love for flying grew very quickly. At age 26, she was the 16th woman to get her pilot's license. Charles Lindbergh's solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927 inspired woman to fly across the Atlantic. Amelia was the woman that got invited to be a passenger on the journey. There plan was to follow the equator around the world with a plane that could hold 10 people. When the crew returned home they were celebrated and Amelia was praised for being the first woman to be a passenger on such a big flight.
In the cockpit of Amelia's plane, Lockheed Electra, she controlled the plane.
This is the route they came up with to fly around the world.
In New York, Amelia was celebrated for being the first women to be a passenger on a flight across the country.
Where did they take off from (start) on there international flight?