Achievements & Time Line

January 3, 1921 - Began taking flying lessons with Neta Snook.

 

July 1921 – Purchased her first plane; the Kinner Airster also known as Canary.

 

October 22, 1922 – Broke the women's altitude record by flying to 14,000 feet.

 

June 17-18, 1928 – Became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

 

Fall 1928 – Authored the book, 20 Hours 40 Minutes. Also became the Aviation Editor of Cosmopolitan magazine.

 

August 1929 - Finished third in the First Women's Air Derby.

 

Fall 1929 - Elected as an official for the National Aeronautic.

 

June 25, 1930 - Set women's speed record for 100 kilometers with no load, as well as with a load of 500 kilograms.

 

July 5, 1930 - Set a speed record of 181.18 mph over a 3K course.

 

April 8, 1931 - Set the woman's autogiro altitude record at 18,415 feet.

 

May 20-21, 1932 – Became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.. Awarded the National Geographic Society's gold medal; Congress awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross.

 

August 24-25, 1932 - First woman to fly solo nonstop coast to coast.

 

January 11, 1935 - First person to fly solo the 2,408-mile distance between Honolulu and Oakland, California.

 

April 19 - 20, 1935 - First person to fly solo from Los Angeles to Mexico City.

 

May 8, 1935 - First person to fly solo from Mexico City to Newark, non-stop.

 

June 1, 1937 - Began around the world flight from Miami, Florida.

 

July 2, 1937 - After completing 22,000 miles, Amelia and her navigator Fred Noonan lost radio contact with U.S. Coast Guard cutter Itasca while en route to Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean.

 

Jan 5, 1939 - Amelia Earhart was declared legally dead in Superior Court in Los Angeles, CA.

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