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Amelia earhart.

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Amelia earhart.

  1. 1. Objective. • The objective of this PowerPoint is to show the accomplishmen ts and life of one of the greatest
  2. 2. Background Information. Full Name: Amelia Mary Earhart. Spouse: George P. Putnam. Birth Place: Atchison, Kansas. Born: July 24, 1897. Sibling: Grace Muriel Earhart. Parents: Father- Samuel Edwin Stanton Earhart. Mother- Amelia Otis Earhart. College: Columbia University.
  3. 3. The Early Days… • Born July 24th, 1897 in Kansas • She had no interest in flying while a child • When Amelia was 10 years old, she saw her first plane "It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting.”
  4. 4. The Thrill of Flying. • Then she took her first flight…"By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground," she said, "I knew I had to fly."
  5. 5. Achievements… October 22, 1922 - Broke women's altitude record when she rose to 14,000 feet Fall 1929 - Elected as an official for National Aeronautic Association May 20-21, 1932 - First woman to fly
  6. 6. More Achievements… August 24-25, 1932 - First woman to fly solo nonstop coast to coast; set women's nonstop transcontinental speed record April l9 - 20, 1935 - First person to fly solo from Los Angeles to Mexico City June 1, 1937 - Began flight around the world June 1937
  7. 7. Important Accomplishments . When Amelia was little she and a group of girls got together and built a mini roller coaster in Amelia ’ s backyard. The first roller coaster was a failure but Amelia did not give up she kept on trying and eventually she made a miniature roller coaster.
  8. 8. More Accomplishments. Amelia was called “One of the best women pilots in the United States” by the Boston Globe. Amelia set a record altitude for women, it was 14,000 feet. Amelia set a world altitude record of 18,415 feet. Amelia was the 16th woman to be issued a pilots license.
  9. 9. More Accomplishments cont. Amelia became the Vice President of the Aeronautical Society ’ s Boston Chapter. Finally, Amelia most popular flight, Amelia was trying to go all the world. That attempt was baffled when her plane was somehow lost and never found.
  10. 10. • Amelia’s achievements span throughout her career • Numerous of her records stood for many years History.
  11. 11. Legacy. • Amelia paved the way for female pilots around the world • She changed how people viewed women and flight
  12. 12. Fun Facts… • Despite having to attend six different high schools, she was able to graduate on time. • Earhart was called "Lady Lindy" because her features resembled that of Charles Lindbergh.
  13. 13. More Facts… • The United States government spent $4 million looking for Earhart, which made it the most costly and intensive air and sea search in history at that time.
  14. 14. The Unknown • She left California on May 21,1937 "I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system and I hope this trip is it. Anyway when I have finished this job, I mean to give up long-
  15. 15. The Crash • It has been determined that the plane went down some 35- 100 miles off the coast of Howland Island. • A life raft was stowed on board but no trace has ever been found the raft.
  16. 16. Crash Site
  17. 17. Search and Rescue • President Roosevelt authorized a search of 9 naval ships and 66 aircraft at an estimated cost of over $4 million. On July 18 the search was abandoned by ships in the Howland area.
  18. 18. Conclusion. I hope you have learned a lot about Amelia Earhart, the female aviator. This project has made me realize how hard life was for women and how lucky I am to be in this day and age.