Amelia Earhart 1897-1937?
Amelia Earhart was one of the most famous female aviators of her time. Her courageous and fearless spirit led her on many adventures through flight. Her strong characteristics and leadership inspired women and broke barriers in male dominated fields.She was known as the “Lady of Air” and “Lady Lindy” Amelia Earhart's hand print taken by palmist Nellie Simmons Meier
“According to Meier's analysis, Earhart's palm revealed her passion for flying. The length and breadth of her palm indicated a love of physical activity and a strong will. Her long fingers not only showed her conscientious attention to detail and pursuit of perfection, but also revealed Earhart's ambitious yet rational nature. Her palm further reflected the reasoned and logistical manner of someone who considers all possibilities before making a decision.”
AMELIA EARHART’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS: • 1928-trans-Atlantic flight as a passenger • 1932-solo flight across the Atlantic • 1935-solo flight across the Pacific • Women’s altitude record –14,000 ft. • First woman to win the National Geographic Gold Medal • President of the Ninety-Nines-National Organization for Women Pilots • Began own charter airline • 1937-Attempted flight around the world
Map of USS Lexington's portion of the search for Amelia Earhart UNSOLVED MYSTERY?????????? Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared during her global flight in 1937 without a trace. Earhart’s whereabouts remain a mystery.
FUN FACTS • Amelia was a nurse’s aide • Amelia married George Putnam the man who financed her first trans- Atlantic flight • Amelia became good friends with Eleanor Roosevelt • Amelia loved to hunt • Amelia was twelve years old before she ever saw an airplane • Amelia was the 16th women to own an international pilot’s license • Amelia was a good friend of Orville Wright