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The Life of Amelia Earhart

  • Birth of Amelia Earhart

    Birth of Amelia Earhart
  • Early Flying Experience

    Early Flying Experience
    Earhart and her father visited an airfield where Frank Hawks gave her an airplane ride that sparked her interest in flying.
  • First Solo Flight

    First Solo Flight
    First Femal to fly solo across the North American continent and back.
  • Cancelled Engagement

    Cancelled Engagement
    Earhart was engaged to Samuel Chapman, a chemical engineer from Boston
  • Promotion of Commercial Air Travel

    Promotion of Commercial Air Travel
    She represented Transcontinental Air Transport and invested her time and money to set up the first reginal flight between New York and Washington D.C.
  • VP of National Airways

    VP of National Airways
    National Airways conducted flying operations of the Boston-Marine Airwasy as well as other airlines in the northeast.
  • Marriage

    After proposing 6 times, Earheart married George P. Putnam.
  • Set a World Record

    Set a World Record
    She set a world altitude record at 18,450 feet.
  • Transatlantic Solo Flight

    Transatlantic Solo Flight
    As the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic, Earhart received the Distinguished Flying Cross from Congress, the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French Government and the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society from President Herbert Hoover.
  • Other Solo Flight

    Other Solo Flight
    Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.
  • First attempted World Flight

    First attempted World Flight
  • Second attempt at World Flight

    Second attempt at World Flight
  • Departure From Lae

    Departure From Lae
    Earhart and Noonan took off from Lae.
  • Missing

  • Declared Legally Dead

    Declared Legally Dead
  • Name Change

    Name Change
    National Airways become Northeast Airlines