The highest women's altitude record was broken with 14,000 feet in October 22, 1922 by Amelia Earhart. This was just the beginning of her many adventures. For example, in June 17-18, 1928,she became the First woman to ever fly across the Atlantic Ocean. It only took her 20hrs 40min (Fokker F7, Friendship) One day Amelia was walking and saw her first airplane in 1908 at the time she was not interested until her first airplane ride in 1920, she said, “As soon as I left the ground, I knew I myself had to fly.”
Amelia had a unique childhood. She was the daughter of Edwin and Amy Otis Earhart. Amelia attended schools in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Springfield, Illinois. While her father, was fighting a alcohol addiction. He failed and was humiliated. Amy Earhart left Edwin in 1914, taking Amelia and Grace with her to live with her friends in Chicago and Illinois. Until amelia was 12, she lived with her grandparents. Alfred and Otis, in Kansas, which was where she attended a private school. In 1909, Amelia and her sister went to live with their parents in Iowa, because the railroad had transferred her father. When she was in Iowa she saw her first airplane at the state fair which she was not interested in at first. A year later, after Amy Earhart received an inheritance from the estate of her mother, she sent Amelia to Ogontz School in Philadelphia, which was a exclusive high school and college. During Christmas vacation, In Toronto Amelia saw her first amputee that had just returned wounded from World War I. She then refused to return and became a volunteer nurse in a hospital for veterans, where she worked until after the truce of 1918.
The experience made her a lifelong pacifist. In the fall of 1919 she entered Columbia University, but left after a year to be with her parents, who had gotten back together. In the winter of 1920 Earhart saw her first air show and took her first airplane ride. she said, “As soon as I left the ground, I knew I myself had to fly.”She took lessons at Bert Kinner airfield on Long Beach from a woman named Neta Snooks. In December 1921, Amelia received her license. She was a part-time as a file clerk, office assistant, photographer, and truck driver. With some help from her mother, Amelia eventually bought her own plane. But, she was unable to earn enough money to continue her hobby. In 1924, Earhart's parents separated again. Amelia sold her plane and bought a car. Soon after that Earhart re enrolled at Columbia University in New York City, but she didn't have enough money to continue. She returned to Boston, where she became a social worker, joined the NAA, and flew in her spare time.
Soon enough, in 1928 Amelia accepted an invitation to fly across the alantic ocean. She was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. But her journey came to an end in 1937 when she decided to fly across the pacific with her navigator, Fred Noonan. They never made it the full flight and disappeared. To this day we still do not know what happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. It is believed they crashed or landed on a island where they died. There are many theories about what happened to Amelia, some even say they have found clothing, freckle cream, and A sol of a shoe believed to be Amelia's or Fred's in Pacific Ocean islands.
To this day, many people are still trying to figure out what went wrong the government spend over $6 million looking for her, but found nothing. There are many memorials for Amelia around the world which still have visitors to this day.