1932: Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. This is the ocean between America and Europe.
She set many flying records but, in 1937, she disappeared while attempting an around-the-world flight.
Here is some movie footage about Amelia…
- 1928: Transatlantic
(Newfoundland to Wales)
20 hours 40 minutes (first woman passenger)
- 1932: Transatlantic Solo
(Newfoundland to Ireland)
14 hours 56 minutes (first solo woman)
- 1935: Hawaii to California
- 1937: Round the World Flight attempts
Lockheed Vega 5b aircraft, which Amelia flew across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932