Amelia Earhart

The first women to fly around the Atlantic Ocean solo!

Amelia Earhart Disappears (1937)

Interesting fact about Amelia Earhart

  • IN 1922, Amelia Earhart set an unofficial world record by flying at an altitude of 14,000 feet!
  • In 1930, Amelia Earhart broke the women flying speed record, reaching 181.18mph!!
  • Earhart had such an impression on public that people often wrote and told her about naming babies, lakes and even homing pigeons "Amelia."
  • Earhart met Orville Wright at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1937, the same year she disappeared.
  • Earhart refused to don typical flying gear -she wore a suit or dress instead of the "high-bread aviation togs," a close-fitting hat instead of a helmet, didn't put on her goggles until she taxied to the end of the field and removed them immediately upon landing.