Amelia Earhart

  • Amelia Earhart was born

    She was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24th, 1897
  • Volunteer nurse for WWI

    Volunteered as a nurse during WW1 at the Spadina Military Convalescent Hospital in Toronto, Canada
  • Amelia got an illness

    The Spanish flu pandemic reached Toronto and during her nursing duties Amelia contracted the flu which resulted in a serious condition called Chronic sinusitis and she suffered from headaches all of her life
  • Amelia flies for the first time

    Experiences her first flight with Frank Hawks and became determined to take flying lessons and learn to fly
  • Amelia sets a big record

    Sets a record of an altitude of 14,000 feet
  • Amelia gets her pilot's license

    Earhart became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
  • Amelia becomes a part of the American Aeronautical Society

    Amelia Earhart becomes a member of the American Aeronautical Society's Boston chapter and acted as a sales representative for Kinner airplanes.
  • Amelia had accumlated nearly 500 hours of solo flying

    By this time Amelia Earhart she had accumulated nearly 500 hours of solo flying. She contacts Ruth Nichols about forming an organization for female flyers
  • Amelia sets flying speed record for women

    Amelia Earhart sets the women's world flying speed record of 181.18 mph
  • Amelia gets air transport license

    Gets her air transport license
  • Amelia is elected president of Ninety-Nines

    Elected president of the Ninety-Nines (Women's Pilot Association) advancing the cause of women in aviation
  • Amelia coast to coast

    Flew coast to coast in an autogyro
  • Amelia becomes first woman to fly solo across Atlantic

    Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, taking 15 hours 18 minutes, flying a Lockheed Vega 5B.
  • Amelia is first woman to fly non-stop across United States

    In August she then became the first woman to fly non-stop across USA.
  • Amelia wins a trophy

    Wins the Harmon Trophy for the third time
  • Amelia is first woman to fly across pacific

    First woman to fly solo across the pacific taking 18 hours in a Lockheed Vega. She is named America's Outstanding Airwoman by Harmon Trophy committee
  • Amelia flies round-the-world flight

    Begins her round-the-world flight in Oakland, California setting a record for east-west
    (Oakland to Hawaii) travel in 15 hours and 47 minutes but the plane is damaged and needs repairs
  • Amelia goes missing

    Leaves New Guinea and disappears near Howland Island. Their last known position report was near the Nukumanu Islands her last radio message was
  • Amelia's disappearance is unresolved

    The official search efforts for Amelia ended