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April 18, 2014

Amelia Earhart

Biography Newspaper 04/21/2014

Amelia Earhart was an American aviator and pioneer. She was rst female aviator to y solo across Atlantic Ocean. Earhart was born in her grandparents house in Atchison KS, on July 24, 1897. She lived there almost 10 years and in 1908 she moved with her parents. That same year, her parents took her to the Iowa State Fair where 10-years-old Amelia rst saw an airplane, but she was not impressed it was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked out at all interesting. Earharts family was moving frequently, because of that it was hard for Amelia to make or keep friends, thats why in her school yearbook Amelia is listed as the girl in brown who walks alone.

husband. On May 20-21, 1932 Earhart become the rs woman to y solo across the Atlantic.

In 1937, nearing her 40th birthday, Amelia hoped to become the rst woman to y around the world, I have feeling that there is just about one more good ight left in my systemshe said. On june 1, 1973 Earhart and

her navigator Fred Noonan, began 29,000-mile journey Amelia left behind important communication and

navigation instruments to make room for additional fue for the long ight. Earhart and Noonan made it to New Guinea in 21 days. During the net leg of the trip, they departed New Guinea for Howland Island. July 2, 1937, was the last time they communicated with a nearby Coast Guard ship we are running north and south, after that no one ever heard form Amelia or Noonan. began a rescue attempt immediately and the search continued for months, but nothing was found. On June 5, 1939 Amelia was declared legally dead. For a long time, the most likely explanation was that the plane ran out of fuel and the yers ditched or crashed and then died at sea. More recently, another theory has gained some traction. It holds that the yers landed on uninhabited Nikumaroro Island, formerly called Gardner Island. According to the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), Earhart and Noonan survived on the island for several weeks. They caught sh, seabirds and turtles and collected rainwater.

In 1920 at a Long Beach air show Earhart took a plane ride that transformed her life. It was only 10 minutes, but when she landed she knew she had to learn to y. Working at a variety of jobs, from photographer to truck driver, she earned enough money to take ight lessons from pioneer female aviator Anita Shook. Earhart immersed herself in learning to y. She read everything she could nd on ying, and spent much of her time at the aircraft. She cropped her hair short, in the style of other woman aviators, worried what the other, more experienced pilots might think of her. She even slept in her new lather jacket for three night to give it a more warm look. In 1928 Amelia received a phone call from Captain Hilton H. Railey asking: how would you like to be the rst woman to y across the Atlantic? after that Amelias life changed forever. After accepting an offer to join the crew Friends. On June 18-19 1928 along with pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Louis Gordon, Earhart crossed the Atlantic. Amelia become worldrenowned as the rst woman t y the Atlantic, but Amelia was saying I was just a passenger on the journey... Just a passenger. From that time on George

Earhart died at a campsite on the island's southeast end Noonan's fate is unknown.This theory is based on onsite investigations that have revealed improvised tools, bits of clothing, plexiglass and an aluminum panel. In May 2012, investigators found a jar of freckle cream that some believe could have belonged to Amelia Earhart. Additionally, reports of lost distress calls have been reported.