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Amelia Earhart Essay

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THE STORY OF AMELIA EARHART My name is Amelia Earhart I was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1898, I rember the day I saw my first airplane, it was at the Iowa state fair, it was not much of a site to look at, I thought it looked like a big orange crate, at the time I never dreamed I would ever ride in a plane much less fligh one. The years that followed were happy ones for me I learned to swim and to ride horses back in my day it wasn't the norm for girls to do that sort of stuff. The summer after I finnished high school I went on a vacation to visist Muriel my sister in Toronto. I saw many hurt soldiers for World war 1 was going on I couldn't help feeling sorry for those soldiers after ...view middle of the document...

thats a lot of money I told my dad but I said that I would like to try it anyway at least go up as a passenger to see what it is like. After my first flight I was hooked for ever because flying costed some much I had to get a job to pay for the teacher. My teacher was all so a women she was one of the only women in the world who could fly. Soon my mom helped me to buy my first plane it was a small one but it was great! In fact I set a womens record for high flying at 14,000 I had a hard time making up my mind what I wanted to do of course I wanted to fly but I allso wanted to do something useful. So I ended up at denison house in Boston a social center I taught children to play games...and cool stuff like that....and when I wasn't taking care of kids I flew planes of course. One day in April 1928 I was called to the phone a man named George Putnam he was later to become my husband asked if I would like to make a long airplane flight...what a dumb question of coures I would. went to his office to talk more about this he asked me if I knew of Lindbergh and I told him of course I have he was a man who had been the first one to ever fly over the Atlantic ocean and then he asked me if I would like to do what he had done soon I was send to New York to meet a man by the name of George Putnam he was to be the manager of my ocean flight... how I ever I would not be the only person on this flight because I didn't know how to user instruments to fly and to fly over the ocean you had to know how to use them evey well. the plane was called Friendship it had three motors and rather than wheels it had pontoons so it would float if we went down over water the plan was to go from Boston to an island off the coast of Canda but we got held up a bit in Canda but before to long we were off. we had a bit of trouble because the radio gave out on us and we were flying in thick fog we where lucky and the fog lifted allowing us to see land. we brought the plane down of the water just of the coast of Wales. I was the first women to ever fly over any ocean I was treated like a heroine when I might aswell been a sack of potatoes. The President of the United States Calvin Coolidge sent me a nice message. When me and the boys got back to the U.S. the country gave us a big welcome and a parade in New York city....

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