Via The BBC.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Eighty one years after this extraordinary feat, three new photographs have been discovered.
When 10-year-old Amelia Earhart saw her first plane, she was not impressed. "It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting," she recalled. It wasn't until Amelia attended a stunt-flying exhibition, almost a decade later, that she became interested in aviation.
Amelia Earhart's strong will and conviction enabled her to overcome the challenging technical problems, gender bias and financial obstacles.
An intelligent and articulate person, Amelia was asked for her opinion on everything from aviation to feminism. These quotes, both by and about her, provide intimate insights into the mind and heart of this amazing woman.
Amelia was a photogenic woman with a gentle demeanor and warm smile. Take this opportunity to view images of her life and travels around the world.
Amelia was a warm person who people admire today. These videos today still show she is remembered.
This section offers a concise look at Amelia's life, as well as trivia regarding her accomplishments in aviation and mysterious disappearance.