Amelia Earhart

Airplane Pilot

  • Born: July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.
  • Death: Disappeared somewhere in the Pacific Ocean on June 2, 1937 on her Around-The-World flight.
  • Cause of Death: Unknown but there are many theories about it.
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Early Life

  • Earhart was a stubborn but willful tomboy growing up.
  • Eldest sister and daughter of a lawyer in a railroad company.
  • Loved school and never gave up on learning things that were hard.
  • Did activities and sports, like football, basketball, metalwork, and mechanical gadgets.

Getting Involved

  • Worked as a nurse's aid at a military base during World War I.
  • At age 22, flew in a plane and decided to learn how to fly.
  • Hired Neta Snook, an instructor at Curtiss School of Aviation, to teach her.

Choices & Results

  • Bought her first plane, named "The Canary" in January 1921.
  • Was selected to be a passenger in Friendship in June 1928 and was the first woman to have flown across the Atlantic.
  • Made her first solo flight in 1922 and set a new altitude record of 14,000 feet in her plane.
  • Became a spokesperson for women aviators after returning to the United States.
  • In Fall 1929, she was elected as an official for National Aeronautic Association and encouraged the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) to establish separate world altitude, speed, and endurance records for women.
  • In April 1931, she sets women's autogiro altitude record with 18,415 feet.
  • Awarded as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in August 1932.
  • First person to fly solo from Los Angeles to Mexico City (1935).
  • Began the flight around the world in June 1937.
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In Her Words

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

- Amelia Earhart (


  • Continued to set more than 20 records for women.
  • Was known as an equal rights activist, and a teacher.
  • She is endorsed many items in women's clothing.
  • As a spokesperson, she gave lectures to young women about their careers and potential.
  • Ninety Nines, a women's aviation club, was founded and elected Earhart as their president.

Words For Her

"Amelia is a grand person for such a trip. She is the only woman flyer I would care to make such an expedition with because, in addition to being a fine companion and pilot, she can take hardship, as well as a man, and work like one."

—Fred Noonan, Amelia's navigator for the around-the-world flight (


  • Earhart was a true Renaissance women and continuous inspiration among women.
  • Helped paved the way for female aviators, such as Katherine Stinson and Laura Bromwell.
  • Changed the way the world viewed women and their limits.
  • The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund is a program that was created to assist funding for flight-lessons for pilots.

Annotated Bibliography

1. "Amelia Mary Earhart." Science and Its Times. Ed. Neil Schlager and Josh Lauer. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale, 2000. Biography in Context.

This article contained a biography about Earhart. I chose it because it was descriptive and simple.

2. "Amelia Earhart." Explorers & Discoverers of the World. Gale, 1993. Biography in Context.

It describes career and her life as a pilot. It’s accurate and talked about the main ideas of her life.

3. “Amelia Earhart.” Women In Aviation And Space History

This articles contains a bibliography and her records/achievement. I chose it to state her records and what year is was set.

4. BrainyQuote

This source contained quotes from Amelia Earhart. It was used to show why she made the choices they did.

5. "Amelia Earhart." Contemporary Heroes and Heroines. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1990. Biography in Context.

The article mentions more of her early life and her occupation as a pilot. I used this to explain her early life at home and school.

6. Gale Biography in Context, 2010 (1)

This is source is a photograph of Amelia Earhart. I used this as an introduction for my presentation.

7. Gale Biography in Context, 2010 (2)

This picture is displaying Earhart controlling her plane. I used this to show Earhart in action as a pilot.


It is a old photograph of Earhart and her first plane, The Canary. I chose this to describe the time in the beginning of her flying career.


This newspaper photo states of Earhart setting a new record with an autogiro. I chose this to provide evidence that she made and beat a lot of flying records.

10. “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last”

This website mainly talks about Earhart’s younger sister, Muriel but there is some information on Amelia’s childhood. I chose this because there is a picture of her as a child which I intend to use for Early Life.


There are lots of information in this website like, her biography, photos, achievements, and quotes. I chose this to use quotes from other people about Earhart and I used examples of her many achievements.

12. "World War I Encyclopedia: Earhart, Amelia"

This article thoroughly describes Earhart's time as a nurse's aid during World War I. I chose this source to learn more about Earhart's background before being introduced as a famous aviator, and I used a picture of her in a nurse's uniform.

13. MCT Photos, May 17, 2009

A photograph shows Earhart in a pilot's uniform. I used this to show that Earhart pushed society's limits on women by becoming a pilot, for the 'Legacy' section.