|Notable Achievements of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart set more flying records in her day than any other woman.
In 1923 she set an altitude record for women of 14,000 feet. In that year she was the first woman issued an F.A.I. license, by the National Aeronautical Association, a signal honor.
In 1928 as a passenger on a tri-motored Fokker which was piloted by two men, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly the Atlantic.
In 1929 Earhart was the fourth woman in the world to win a commercial pilot’s license.
In 1930 Amelia Earhart set three women’s speed records.
In 1931 Amelia Earhart set an altitude record of 18,415 feet for autogiros which stood for years.
In 1932 Amelia Earhart was the first woman to solo the Atlantic. She flew from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland to Londonderry, Ireland, in a single engine Lockheed Vega.
That year, Earhart became the first president of the Ninety Nines, the women’s flying organization she helped found.
In 1933 Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly nonstop coast to coast. That year Earhart was the first woman to complete the Bendix Air Race, flying from Long Island to Los Angeles.
In 1935 Earhart made two record flights that were records for men as well as women:
In January she was the first pilot to solo the Pacific, flying from Honolulu to San Francisco. In May Earhart flew solo non-stop from Mexico City to Newark, New Jersey.
In 1935 she became Consultant in Careers for Women at Purdue University.
In 1936, with the help of the Purdue Foundation Amelia Earhart bought a Lockheed Electra, a twelve passenger twin engine plane that Lockheed had developed for the airlines. Earhart was the only individual to own an Electra, aside from Howard Hughes.
Achievements of Amelia Earhart