Amelia Earhart

Events

Amelia Earhart was born

1897

Graduated from Hyde Park High School

1916

Volunteered as a nurse during WW1 in Toronto, Canada

1917

Got the flu whiched caused cronic sinusitis

1918

Experienced her first flight, now wants to learn to fly

1920

Completes flying lessons and bought her first plane

1921

Sets a woman's world record for altitude (14,000 ft.)

1922

Became the 16th woman to get a pilot's license

May, 1923

Sells plane and gets an automobil due to sinus opperation

1924

Works as a teacher and social worker in Boston, MA

1925

Formed an organization for female flyers

1927

1st woman to fly passanger across the Atlantic; Purchased the Avro Avian Plane

1928

She buys a single engine Lockheed Vega aircraft and is placed third in the Women's Air Derby

1929

Sets the women's world flying speed record of 181.18 mph (July) October: Obtains her air transport license

1930

Elected president of the Ninety-Nines (Women's Pilot Association); Marries George Putnam

1931

Becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. wins the Harmon Trophy as America's Outstanding Airwoman, She is awarded the Army Air Corps Distinguished Flying Cross

1932

Competes in the National Air Races in Los Angeles, California and breaks her own North American transcontinental record

1933

Wins the Harmon Trophy for the third time

1934

Became the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific; She is named America's Outstanding Airwoman by Harmon Trophy committee

1935

Purdue University provide the money for a Lockheed twin-engine airplane

July, 1936

Begins her round-the-world flight in Oakland, California setting a record for east-west (Oakland to Hawaii) travel

March, 1937

Their last known position report was near the Nukumanu Islands

July 2, 1937

Her last radio message was: "We must be on you, but cannot see you, but gas is running low. Have been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet."

July 2, 1937

The official search efforts ended

July 19, 1937