Amelia Earhart - Accomplishments

1922

October 22, set women's altitude record of 14,000 feet

1923 May 25, received pilot's license

1928

June 17-18, became first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger

Was the first woman to make a solo round-trip flight across the United States

1929

Took third place in the first Women's Air Derby in her Lockheed Vega

1930

Set women's speed record of 181 miles per hour

1931

Set autogiro altitude record of 18,451 feet

1932

May 20-21, became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic

June 21, received the National Geographic Society's Special Gold Medal

August 24-25, set women's transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey

1933

July 7-8, broke her previous women's transcontinental speed record from
Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey

1935

January 11-12, became first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California

April 19-20, became first person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City

May 8, became first person to fly solo from Mexico City to Newark, New Jersey

1937

Broke her previous women's transcontinental speed record from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii

Record flight around the world along the equator, before disappearing with her navigator after covering more than 22,000 miles (two-thirds of her total flight)

 



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