AMELIA EARHART

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Amelia earhart :

Amelia earhart A pioneering aviator and inspirational figure.

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This presentation includes- Her biography. 2) Important events of her life. 3) Training of Amelia Earhart.

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1) Her biography- Earhart symbolizes the fascination that aviation held for Americans in the 1920s and 1930s. Like Charles Lindbergh, she became a national celebrity because of her exploits in the air. Her modest demeanor and short, tousled hair made her a perfect heroine for a media-conscious age. Earhart’s entire life had a certain restless quality. By 1928, she had found a calling of sorts as a social worker in Boston who flew in her spare time. When  New York publisher George Palmer Putnam asked if she wanted to be the first woman to fly the Atlantic, she readily agreed. The June 1928 flight from Newfoundland to Burry Port, Wales, made her an instant celebrity, although she was quick to note that she had been merely a passenger, ‘a sack of potatoes,’ who kept the log. When she soloed the Atlantic in 1932, another first for women, she proved to the world and, more important, to herself that 1928 had not been a fluke.

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1) Her biography- After the 1928 flight, Earhart turned her hobby of flying into a paying career. As a lecturer, author, and airline industry vice president, she preached her message that flying would soon be an accepted part of everyday life. Many of her widely publicized flights-the 1932 transatlantic crossing, her 1935 solo from  Hawaii   to California , the 1937 round-the-world attempt-hastened the introduction of commercial air routes. Her career was managed by Putnam, whom she married in 1931 in what was as much a business relationship as a love match. Earhart kept her own name professionally and made no plans to have children. She continued to identify herself publicly with feminism and served as the first president of the Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots.

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Amelia Earhart had a poet’s appreciation of flight, and she flew because she wanted to, which to her individualistic mind-set was the best reason of all. She was delighted when Purdue University, where she had served as aviation consultant and counselor on careers for women since 1935, presented her with a Lockheed Electra so advanced she dubbed it ‘the flying laboratory.’ Now she could fulfill her ambition to fly around the world. The first attempt in March 1937 ended prematurely when her plane crashed on takeoff in Hawaii. A second attempt began two months later, now following a west-to-east direction. On July 2, 1937, during the hardest leg, a 2,556-mile segment from New Guinea to a tiny speck in the mid-Pacific called Howland Island, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared . 1) Her biography-

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The circumstances of Earhart’s ‘popping off’ (her matter-of-fact phrase) have been a source of speculation ever since. Was she on a spy mission for Franklin Roosevelt? Did she land on a desert island and become a Japanese prisoner? The weight of evidence suggests that her plane ran out of fuel somewhere near Howland Island and sank quickly. But given the aviator’s hold on the popular imagination, the search for Amelia Earhart continues. . 1) Her biography-

2) Important events of her life:

2) Important events of her life 1897 - This timeline starts on 24 July 1897 when Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, USA to Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart and Amelia "Amy" Otis Earhart. She was called by the family pet name " Meeley ". Her sister was born two years later named Grace Muriel Earhart (1899 – 1998), nicknamed " Pidge ". Amelia had an unconventional upbringing - a real tomboy.  Education : The Earhart sisters were educated at home by their mother and a governess until Amelia was 12 years old when she attended the Hyde Park High School in Chicago, Illinois  .          

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1916 - Graduates  from Hyde Park High School.        1917 - She visited her sister in Toronto where she receives training from the Red Cross and volunteers as a nurse during  WW1  at the Spadina Military Convalescent Hospital in Toronto, Canada.        1918 - The Spanish flu pandemic reached Toronto and during her nursing duties Amelia contracted the flu which resulted in a serious condition called Chronic sinusitis and she suffered from headaches all of her life.         1919 - Amelia Earhart returns to Northampton, Massachusetts for convalescence and enrols the pre-med program of Columbia University, New York   2) Important events of her life

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1920 - Leaves Columbia University and returns to New York. Experiences her first flight with Frank Hawks and became determined to take flying lessons and learn to fly.                  2) Important events of her life 2) Important events of her life

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1921 - Completes her flying lessons with Neta Snook a pioneer female aviator who used a "Canuck" for training. Amelia Eahart then purchases her first aircraft - the Kinner Airster which she nicknamed "The Canary."         1922 - Amelia Earhart sets a world record for women's flying with an altitude record of 14,000 feet   . 2) Important events of her life 2) Important events of her life

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1923 ,15 May 1923: Earhart became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)  .        1924 - Amelia Earhart was hospitalized for another sinus operation and due to financial problems sells the Kinner Airster and buys an automobile travelling across North America and Canada.          1925 - Works as a teacher, then as a social worker in Boston, Massachusetts .          2) Important events of her life 2) Important events of her life

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1926 -Amelia Earhart becomes a member of the  American Aeronautical Society's Boston chapter and  acted as a sales representative for Kinner airplanes. She also wrote for local newspapers and her fame spread as a female flyers.        1927 - By this time Amelia Earhart she had accumulated nearly 500 hours of solo flying. She contacts Ruth Nichols about forming an organization for female flyers.          1928 - Publicist Capt. Hilton H. Railey approaches Amelia Earhart to accompany pilot Wilmer Stultz and co-pilot/mechanic Louis Gordon on a flight across the Atlantic. She is recognized as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger and the team are given a ticker-tape parade in New York followed by a reception at the White House with President Calvin Coolidge. Amelia then purchases the Avro Avian Airplane .She became engaged to Samuel Chapman but this was broken in November . 2) Important events of her life 2) Important events of her life

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1929 -Her fame and celebrity leads to profitable promotions.She buys a single engine Lockheed Vega aircraft and is placed third in the Women's Air Derby from Santa Monica to Cleveland.          1930 , July- Amelia Earhart sets the women's world flying speed record of 181.18 mph (July) October: Obtains her air transport  license          1931 -Elected president of the Ninety-Nines (Women's Pilot Association) advancing the cause of women in aviation February:  Marries George Putnam, who becomes her manager.  June: Flew coast to coast in an autogyro           2) Important events of her life 2) Important events of her life

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1932 , 21 May: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, taking 15 hours 18 minutes, flying a Lockheed Vega 5B. In August she then became the first woman to fly non-stop across USA. She flew coast to coast, Los Angeles to Newark, in 19 hours 5 minutes in a Lockheed Vega 5B and broke the previous speed record. She is awarded the Army Air Corps Distinguished Flying Cross and the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society, presented by President Hoover and also wins the Harmon Trophy as America's Outstanding Airwoman Her book The Fun of It is published       2) Important events of her life 2) Important events of her life

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1933 -Competes in the National Air Races in Los Angeles, California and breaks her own North  Americantranscontinental record with a flying time of 17 hours, 7 minutes, 30 seconds.          1934 -Wins the Harmon Trophy for the third time.          1935 -January 12:  First woman to fly solo across the pacific taking 18 hours in a Lockheed Vega. She is named America's Outstanding Airwoman by Harmon Trophy committee.          1936 , July : Purdue University provide the money for a Lockheed twin-engine airplane in which Amelia Earhart plans to make a round-the-world flight.           2) Important events of her life 2) Important events of her life

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  1937,March : Begins her round-the-world flight in Oakland, California setting a record for east-west  (Oakland to Hawaii) travel in 15 hours and 47 minutes but the plane is damaged and needs repairs June: Starts a second round-the-world attempt from Miami, Florida. Fred Noonan was her only crew member for the second flight. July 2, 1937: Leaves New Guinea and disappears near Howland Island. Their last known position report was near the Nukumanu Islands her last radio message was: " We must be on you, but cannot see you, but gas is running low. Have been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet." July 19: The official search efforts ended The circumstances of Amelia Earhart's disappearance remain unresolved      2) Important events of her life 2) Important events of her life

3)Training of Amelia earhart:

3)Training of Amelia earhart At 1938, with a young woman friend, Earhart visited an air fair held in conjunction with the  Canadian National Exposition  in Toronto. One of the highlights of the day was a flying exhibition put on by a World War I  ace .  The pilot overhead spotted Earhart and her friend, who were watching from an isolated clearing, and dived at them. "I am sure he said to himself, 'Watch me make them scamper,'" she said. Earhart stood her ground as the aircraft came close. "I did not understand it at the time," she said, "but I believe that little red airplane said something to me as it swished by ."

3)Training of Amelia earhart:

By 1919 Earhart prepared to enter  Smith College  but changed her mind and enrolled at  Columbia University , in a course in medical studies among other programs.She quit a year later to be with her parents, who had reunited in California. 3)Training of Amelia earhart 3)Training of Amelia earhart

3)Training of Amelia earhart:

In   Long Beach , on December 28, 1920, Earhart and her father visited an airfield where  Frank Hawks  (who later gained fame as an  air racer ) gave her a ride that would forever change Earhart's life. "By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground," she said, "I knew I had to fly.After that 10-minute flight (that cost her father $10), she immediately became determined to learn to fly. Working at a variety of jobs, including photographer, truck driver, and  stenographer  at the local telephone company, she managed to save $1,000 for flying lessons. Earhart had her first lessons, beginning on January 3, 1921, at Kinner Field, near Long Beach. In order to reach the airfield, Earhart had to take a bus to the end of the line, then walk four miles (6 km). Earhart's mother also provided part of the $1,000 "stake" against her "better judgement ."Her teacher was  Anita " Neta " Snook , a pioneer female aviator who used a surplus  Curtiss JN-4 "Canuck" for training. Earhart arrived with her father and a singular request, "I want to fly. Will you teach me ? 3)Training of Amelia earhart 3)Training of Amelia earhart

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Earhart's commitment to flying required her to accept the frequently hard work and rudimentary conditions that accompanied early aviation training. She chose a leather jacket, but aware that other aviators would be judging her, she slept in it for three nights to give the jacket a "worn" look. To complete her image transformation, she also cropped her hair short in the style of other female flyers .  Six months later, Earhart purchased a secondhand bright yellow  Kinner Airster   biplane  which she nicknamed "The Canary." On October 22, 1922, Earhart flew the Airster to an altitude of 14,000 feet (4,300 m), setting a world record for female pilots. On May 15, 1923, Earhart became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license (# 6017 )  by the  Fédération Aéronautique Internationale   (FAI). 3)Training of Amelia earhart 3)Training of Amelia earhart

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