Amelia Mary Earheart~
Amelia Mary Earheart was born on July 21,1898, in Atchison Kansas.
Amelia grew up living with her grandparents Because her parents were in rough times and couldn’t take care of her.
Amelia had a spirit for adventure, most people referred to Amelia as a tomboy.
Amelia got a letter with a form of home schooling from her mother and a governess.
As the home schooling went on she was very found of reading.
In 1909 she went to her first fair with her grandfather, there she saw her first plane.
Ever since the fair Amelia became very interested in planes, she started reading about them and learning how they work.
In 1916 she was going to Columbia University to study for medical training.
As Amelia was attending classes for medical training she realized that’s not what she wanted to do so she dropped out of the university.
On December 28,1920 Amelia was reunited with her father in California, long beach.
December 30 Amelia and her father went to visit a airfield were a man named Frank Hawks, a pilot at the airfield, gave her a ride that forever changed Amelia’s life.
After the ten minute flight she new that a pilot was what she wanted to be.
Amelia Started saving $1,000 for flying lessons.
January 1, 1921 she was finished saving for the lessons so she went back to long beach airfield.
Amelia’s first lesson was on January 3, 1921, Amelia’s teacher was a female aviator named Muriel Putman who used a Canuck for training.
Amelia learned a lot from Muriel during her time of teaching but Amelia was finished with her lessons.
On May 15,1922 Amelia was given a pilots license (#6017).
On October 12 Amelia purchased her own plane, which she nicknamed “The Canary”. On October 22,1922 Amelia flew 14,000 feet ,setting a world record for female pilots.
Amelia set 15 world records for female pilots during her early years of flying.
Amelia was soon married to a man named George Putman.
President Roosevelt asked Amelia if she wanted to fly...