Amelia's purpose to explore:
Amelia loved to fly airplanes and she wanted to be the explorer she became so she could achieve wonderful things on an airplane and show people that women can be great explorers too.
One of Amelia Earhart's planes.
Amelia Earhart's obstacles:
Although she was a magnificent woman, she had many obstacles. For instance, one obstacle was she had to be taking care of all the controls on the airplane to make it go where she wanted it to go, during her exploring. That must have been extremely difficult when she was flying by herself. Unlike most explorers, she explored by airplane and not ship. Another obstacle on her explorations would be foreign territories forcing her plane down.
The controls on an airplane
Amelia Earhart accomplished many amazing things. She did not find new land like other explorers, but she set goals and beat records by flying in her airplane. On June 18, 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first women to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger. On May 21, 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She did this in 14 hours and 56 minutes. A few months later on August 25, 1932, Amelia flew coast to coast nonstop from Los Angeles, California, to Newark, New Jersey, breaking the record for that in a time of 19 hours, 5 minutes and being the first women to do it in that time. The following year, on July 8, 1933 she broke her previous speed record taking the same route coast to coast, in a time of 17 hours, 7 minutes. On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart flew the 2,408-mile distance across the Pacific ocean between Honolulu, Hawaii and Oakland, California, becoming the first person to do so. She became the first person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City in 13 hours and 23 minutes on April 20, 1935. In that same year on May 8, 1935, she was the first person to fly solo nonstop from Mexico City to Newark, New Jersey in 14 hours and 19 minutes. A couple years later, on March 17, 1937, Amelia Earhart, her navigator, Fred Noonan, Captain Harry Manning, and stunt pilot Paul Mantz, flew the first leg of the trip from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii, in 15 hours, 47 minutes. Amelia took on many mesmerizing expeditions, but her most memorable flight started on June 1, 1937, when she began her flight around the world. She then became the first person to fly from the Red Sea to India. Amelia Earhart did not meet her goal to fly around the world, but she still did a whole list of amazing things. Nobody knows for sure what happened to her, but people think her plane got forced down into water by Japanese territories and she drowned.
Route Amelia Earhart took while she attempted her flight around the world.
Amelia Earhart's last exploration from another perspective:
I was out picking rice from the rice fields, when suddenly three gunshots blasted out towards the ocean from our island. I quickly glanced up at the sky and saw an airplane descending from the sky at an alarming speed. Three more seconds of falling at that speed, and whoever was in that aircraft would be fish meat. Surprisingly, it regained it's balance quickly but was hovering only about six feet above the water. The airplane barely started it's journey across the ocean again when another gun shot rang out and hit it right in the engine. The plane's engine stuttered to a stop and the plane crashed to the water's surface. The whole village scrambled to the edge of the water and watched in silence as the tip of one wing disappeared under the water. The gunshot had definitely come from our island. Someone had probably seen the airplane and thought it was people from another country trying to invade.
Fun Fact about Amelia Earhart:
Amelia Earhart was born in her grandparents house and was raised by them until she was 10 years old.
Timeline of Amelia Earhart's explorations:
June 18, 1928- Flew across the Atlantic as a passenger in 20 hours and 40 minutes, becoming the first women to do so.
May 21, 1932- First women to fly across the Atlantic ocean solo. She accomplished this in 14 hours and 56 minutes.
August 25, 1932- First women to fly coast to coast nonstop from Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey in 19 hours and 5 minutes.
July 8, 1933- Broke her previous speed record by flying coast to coast using the same route in 17 hours and 7 minutes.
January 11, 1935- First person to fly solo across the 2,408- mile distance between Honolulu, Hawaii and Oakland, California.
April 20, 1935- First person to fly from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City solo; 13 hours 23 minutes
May 8, 1935- First person to fly nonstop from Mexico City to Newark, New Jersey solo; 14 hours 19 minutes.
March 17, 1937- Amelia Earhart, her navigator, Fred Noonan, Captain Harry Manning, and stunt pilot Paul Mantz fly the first leg of the trip from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii; 15 hours 47 minutes.
June 1, 1937- Amelia Earhart began her flight around the world. She became the first person to fly from the Red Sea to India.
How has Amelia Earhart's explorations impacted the world today?:
Because of her brave and adventurous spirit, Amelia Earhart's explorations opened doors and showed people what amazing things you can accomplish if you work hard.
Statue of Amelia Earhart in front of a plane.