“There’s more to life than being a passenger.” – Amelia Earhart
𝑾𝒉𝒐 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒂 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒕?
Born in Atchison, Kansas, 1897, Amelia Earhart was an American pilot who broke many records and is considered a female icon.
𝑱𝒂𝒏𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝟏𝟏, 𝟏𝟗𝟑𝟓:
✈️ Amelia Earhart took off for Oakland, California, from Honolulu, in her Lockheed Vega 5B airplane.
✈️ This trip made her the first person to fly anywhere across the Pacific Ocean. Many others tried to do the same, yet failed.
✈️ The flight took 18 hours. Even though Honolulu was having some heavy rains, the flight took off without trouble and there were no mechanical problems along the way.
🛫 In 1937, Amelia Earhart took off from Oakland to try and fly across the world with her navigator, Fred Noonan.
🛬 On their trip, they went from Lae, New Guinea, to the tiny Howland Island, their next refuelling stop.
🛫 One theory states they they ran out of gas and crashed into the ocean near the island.
🛬 President Franklin Roosevelt organised a two week-long search for the pair, but they had no luck.
🛫 On July 19, 1937, Amelia Earhart was declared dead.
𝑪𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑨𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒂 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒕:
👩✈️ During the course of her January 11 trip, Amelia drank hot chocolate and other snacks!
👩✈️ She attended six different high schools but still managed to graduate on time!
👩✈️ Amelia wasn’t very impressed the first time she saw an airplane!
👩✈️ Another one of her famous flights was when she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean.
👩✈️ Earhart was elected as the first president of Ninety-Nines, a club for female aviators that exists even today.