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…


Amelia Earhart

  • 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
    (first solo)
  • 1937: Round the World Flight attempts

Lockheed Vega 5b aircraft, which Amelia flew across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932


Amelia Earhart (Wikipedia)
Amelia Earhart short bio


Author: Roger Codger

Roger has plenty of stories to tell about the aviators of years gone by, and the golden age of aviation when anything was possible. We love hearing him talk about the heroes of the past, some famous and others not so -- courageous pioneers who made aviation what it is today.

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