Amelia Earhart was an American aviator who made many advances in the world of aviation. She imposed many flight marks, but she is famous for being the first person who dared to make the first trip around the world, however during this trip she disappeared and her body was never found.
The curious and interesting thing about her is that the first time that she saw a plane with her own eyes at the age of 10 she thought that it was a ridiculous device made of rusty metal and wood.
What she did not know is that later that device was going to be her “love forever”. And she would be known in the future as one of greatest female symbols thanks to her female representation in the world of aviation and that would reach perhaps more things than the man himself at the time. So here are some facts about Amelia Earhart that most people do not know:
She Graduated As A Nurse But It Was Not Her Passion.
She graduated as a nurse in her hometown Kansas, United States. Thanks to her medical knowledge she was able to work as a hospital assistant during the First World War. It was not until 1921 that she bought her first plane which she broke by accomplishing her first record, reaching 4270 meters of altitude. When she was already known, she created an organization of women aviators, in which women took pilot classes and drove airplanes.
First Woman In Crossing The Atlantic
She was the first woman to perform this great act. It all started one morning while she was working with her aviator colleagues, George P. Putnam, Wilmer B. Stultz, and Louis E. Gordon, who proposed her to be the first woman to take a transatlantic trip from Newfoundland to Wales. She did this in only 21 hours of flight, and she was the first woman to accomplish this.
After this great act, she was received with a great parade through the city of New York and the president of the United States waited for her in Washington at the White House.
She Married Her Flight Partner
Amelia Earhart had a life focused only on aviation and making great achievements, so she married George P. Putnam, he was then her publicist and the person who accompanied her during the first trip to the Atlantic.
George also helped her in the planning, practicing and realization of an even more ambitious flight, she wanted to be the second person to cross alone the Atlantic, a goal that she achieved.
When she landed in Ireland in 1932 she became the first woman to achieve this and was conceived with a gold medal from the National Geographic Society and the United States.
Amelia continued doing great things for the world of aviation and feminism. But then she wanted to make a great trip, which consisted of going around the world and making stops in different countries.
However, her adventure started with a tragedy. On her first takeoff in Florida, the plane suffered a lot of damage and she could not continue that day. Later she left again and was able to travel through some countries. She traveled through the continent of Oceania.
Amelia contracted an illness, but in spite of this, she still wanted to continue, and so she did. She left to try to arrive at the Nukumanu Islands, which was planned as her next destination.
However, she could not get there, and one knows the reason why because she lost contact and disappeared into the sea
There are thousands of theories but there all of them are just that, theories. Parts of her plane were found, but neither her body nor her partner’s were ever seen again. There’s a lighthouse on the islands to remember and honor her.