Essay about Amelia Earhart Biography

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Amelia Earhart Many fantastic aviators have shown their talents throughout the centuries. Americans have been fascinated, time after time, with the ability to fly. One woman in particular took her fascinations and abilities and became one of the greatest aviators of her time. Amelia Earhart was a very famous, record-setting woman aviator. Amelia, while on her around the world flight in 1937, disappeared and left many people, even today, trying to figure out what happened to her. Amelia Earhart was a courageous woman who set high standards for woman aviators to follow. In other words, she made outstanding achievements. She was even able to break the records of her fellow male colleagues, which is a pretty big achievement. She also …show more content…
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At one point in her last flight, Amelia had entered the longest and most difficult passage and the following results have been a mystery. The second to last checkpoint of this flight was from New Guinea to Howland Island. The 2,500 miles were never completed. The “Electra” was supposed to endure twenty hours. After the fifteenth hour or so, things started to go wrong. On July 2, radio workers on Howland Island started to hear some signals. They weren’t completely clear, but the workers knew the signals were coming in from Amelia’s plane. This showed that she was in some kind of trouble and really needed to talk to somebody. Very soon it became clear that she couldn’t hear their frantic radio signals back to her. Her last try of sending a radio signal was recorded 8:43 local time on July 2, 1937 (“Earhart Overview”). The immediate search for her and Noonan was headed by the Navy. The Navy started searching near and around Howland Island. Many people, even soldiers from the Civil War, came to help search for her and her navigator. They searched everywhere they could think of but had no success. On July 18, they called off the search. The Navy had their own opinion on what had happened. “The general opinion was that the plane had probably run out of gas, gone down at sea, and sunk without a trace.” (Beheim). She never finished the last leg of her flight, much to the people’s

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