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The Amelia Earhart Theory That Changes Everything

Female aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is an American legend rivaling folklore for little girls. Her winged journey into fame was fueled by a love of the sky and an adventurous spirit. She is most known for being the first woman to successfully complete a solo flight across the glimmering Atlantic Ocean (via Britannica). Other notable achievements include being the first person to soar solo from L.A. to Mexico City, as well as founding and heading one of the first organizations for female...

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    The Amelia Earhart Theory That Changes Everything - Grunge

    The Amelia Earhart Theory That Changes Everything - Grunge

    Female aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is an American legend rivaling folklore for little girls. Her winged journey into fame was fueled by a love of the sky and an adventurous spirit. She is most known for being the first woman to successfully complete a solo flight across the glimmering Atlantic Ocean (via Britannica). Other notable achievements include being the first person to soar solo from L.A. to Mexico City, as well as founding and heading one of the first organizations for female...

    The Untold History Of Amelia Earhart - Grunge

    The Untold History Of Amelia Earhart - Grunge

    Most people know that Amelia Earhart was a legendary pilot who mysteriously disappeared during her most daring journey. But the aviatrix was much more than that. In every aspect of her life, she fought against the strict gender roles of 1920s society. The fact that her disappearance was never solved is only one of the fascinating facts behind this record breaking pioneer...

    Did Amelia Earhart Have Any Kids? - Grunge

    Did Amelia Earhart Have Any Kids? - Grunge

    Amelia Earhart, the record-breaking American aviator, didn't start flying until she was 24. She was not particularly interested in flight as a young child, but after she took her first plane ride, she was hooked, saying: "By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground, I knew I had to fly" (via Amelia Earhart). And fly she did. She bought her first plane in 1921 and by 1922, she was already breaking records, becoming the first woman to fly solo above 14,000 feet, per History. In 1932, she made history by becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, completing the task in around 21 hours later...

    Here's How Amelia Earhart Would've Looked In Color - Grunge

    Here's How Amelia Earhart Would've Looked In Color - Grunge

    Amelia Earhart has inspired adventure enthusiasts for almost a full century now. Her life, made even more extraordinary by the disappearance surrounding her presumed death, is forever embedded in the books of American aviation and in the hearts of little girls across the globe. Most known for being the first woman to fly solo over the glimmering Atlantic Ocean, this female pilot broke multiple records and challenged the boundaries of gender, sea, and sky (via History)...

    Why Some People Are Convinced Amelia Earhart Survived Her Plane Crash - Grunge

    Why Some People Are Convinced Amelia Earhart Survived Her Plane Crash - Grunge

    On July 2, 1937, Amelia Mary Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan departed the Lae Airfield in Morobe Province, Papua, New Guinea, in her Lockheed Electra 10E plane. She was embarking on the last leg of a 29,000-mile "Round the World" trip, which was scheduled to conclude when she landed at Howland Island, in the South Pacific. However, as reported by World History Project, Earhart, and her plane, vanished approximately 800 miles into the flight...

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