Amelia Earhart

Getting Started | Records | Other Achievements | Historical Significance | Bibliography Amelia Earhart was born on the 24th of July in 1897. After moving from Atchison, Kansas, ‍she moved to California to be with her family. In 1922, she got her pilot license and began ‍‍‍‍‍began her pursuit of‍ world records. She started the organization called the 99’s. Amelia Earhart was an accomplished woman during the 1920s and is known best for being the first woman flying across the Atlantic Ocean.

Where she move (California)

Getting Started

In 1922 Amelia Earhart moved to California to be with her family. In California, Earhart learned how to fly an airplane. Once she knew how to fly she took odd jobs to pay for her first airplane. As a result of buying this plane it helped her to eventually setting records. Soon to follow she would fly across the Atlantic Ocean‍‍‍. ‍‍‍

The first time she flew across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928 she was not actually flying the plane; however, she was a passenger. The following years in 1930 Earhart received her air transport license. This event made her more motivated to fly across the Atlantic by her self. Right then, Amelia knew that she was going to continue to go after the rest of her dreams.

Earhart and her plane


Amelia Earhart set many of flight records. On October 22, 1922, Amelia Earhart set the women’s altitude record of 14,000 feet. This was the highest any woman had flown at the time. This is significant because she is the first female to really be recognized for something this extravagant. Her most recognized record was when she flew across the Atlantic Ocean.
‍‍‍The Atlantic Ocean is a huge ocean, but Amelia was not scared. ‍‍‍On May 21, 1932, she became the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. ‍‍‍That alone is a huge leap in history, to fly across the Atlantic Ocean is one thing but to do this event alone is truly amazing. ‍‍‍In history, this was her greatest accomplishment as a pilot.

"20 hours & 40 Minutes was one of Amelias novels she wrote.

Other Achievements

Even though she was recognized most as a pilot, Amelia Earhart also wrote a book. it was called 20 hours and 40 minutes" She also developed an organization called the 99's. They represented 99 of the 147 female licensed pilots of the time.
Another book she wrote was called "‍‍The fun of it.‍‍‍ She wrote this book in 1932. One of the cooler things that she acomplished was competing in the air derby. In 1929 she placed 3rd in the womens air derby. These are other acomplishments that Amelia Earhart earned in her career as a female pilot.

Historical Significance

In the 1920s everyone was trying to set record in the air. Charles Lindbergh was the first person to ply across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia Earhart wanted to be the first woman to do the same. Earhart put her whole heart in trying to fly a plane. When she finally did she set many records that people still know today. The 1920s would be the same in some sort. If Amelia didn't fly across the Atlantic Ocean, you can bet another strong hearted woman would have done so‍‍‍.‍‍‍