Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Amelia Earhart


Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Kansas in 1897, and she disappeared in the Pacific Ocean in 1937. She was an American aviator. She was the first woman aviator who flew solo across the Antlantic Ocean.

Her first instructor was another aviator: Neta Snoock. In her first plane she had some problems but it's normal because the motors were not reliable. Amelia was the 16th woman to receive a pilot licence from the FAI.
After that she started a friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt, who wanted to learn how to fly. Amelia had planned to teach her, for which the first lady in USA even got her student permit.
When she flew around the islands Nukumanu she reported that the plan flew towards Howland island. After, she lost connexion with control towers and they never knew where Amelia disappeared.
The United States government spent $4 million looking for Amelia, which made it the most costly and expensive air and sea search in the history until now.

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