The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the process is its own reward. – Amelia Earhart
Amelia Mary Earhart, born on July 24, 1897 was an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1935, she became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to Aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to female students. Earhart was an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. In an attempt to make a complete navigational flight of the globe, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean.
- First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was so inspired by Earhart that she signed up for flying lessons.
- Amelia Earhart’s mother encouraged her daughter’s passion. She was a bit of an adventurer herself: the first woman to ever climb Pikes Peak in Colorado.
- Earhart bought her first plane (The Canary) within six months of her first flying lesson.
- She was the first woman to get a pilot’s license from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). She accomplished many firsts.
- She wasn’t sure about marriage and believed in pre-nuptial agreements. She wasn’t worried about safeguarding financial assets as much as maintaining her own identity.
- Earhart was appointed Cosmopolitan’s Aviation Editor and was one of the first celebrities to launch a clothing line sold exclusively at Marshall Field’s and Macy’s
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