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Amelia Earhart

January 2, 2012

  Amelia Earhart 

 

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Amelia Earhart was born on 24 July 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. Her flying career began in Los Angeles in 1921 at the age of 24. have always been interested in her story in URDU (My language). She was really famous. Amelia was working as a social worker in Boston.

 

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Earhart’s flight would not be the first to circle the globe, but it would be the longest, 29,000 miles, following an equatorial route.  Amelia found herself a female flying teacher and started to learn to fly.

 

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Amelia Earhart was a successful and heavily promoted writer who served as aviation editor for “Cosmopolitan” magazine from 1928 to 1930. She wrote magazine articles, newspaper columns, essays and published two books based upon her experiences as a flyer during her lifetime . One book was called The Fun For It.

 

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Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans solo. She also won many aviation trophies and set many records. During an attempt to circumnavigate the earth,but nobody knows what really happened to her in the end except for the fact that her plane crashed in the ocean. She broke records and charted new skies in the course of her short life she was really brave. Amelia continued to break all sorts of aviation records over the next few years.

She also designed a flying suit for women, and went on to design other clothes for women who led active lives.

 

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During the World War  Amelia worked as a military nurse in Canada and later she became a social worker and taught English to immigrant children.

She enjoyed watching airplane stunt shows, which were popular in the 1920s. Then one day she took a 10-minute plane ride and knew what her vocation would be – she would learn to fly.

Several years later, she became the first woman to fly from California to Hawaii, which was a difficult route.

 

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 When she was nearly 40, Amelia decided that she was ready for a final challenge – to be the first woman to fly around the world. Her first attempt was unsuccessful (the plane was damaged) but she tried again in June 1937, with her navigator, Fred Noonan. She had decided that this was going to be her last long-distance ‘record breaking’ flight.

 

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Everything went smoothly and they landed in New Guinea in July. The next stage was from New Guinea to Howland Island, a tiny spot of land in the Pacific Ocean. But in mid flight the plane, navigator and pilot simply disappeared in the bad weather.

A rescue search was started immediately but nothing was found.

Whatever happened, Amelia Earhart is remembered as a brave pioneer for both aviation and for women.Earhart’s disappearance, offering in its place a less romantic but ultimately tragic scenario of a great pilot who died at sea.

 

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The United States government spent $4 million looking for Amelia, which makes it the most expensive air and sea search in history.

A lighthouse was built on Howland Island in her memory.

Quotes

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.”

“Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.”

“In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.”

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.” (ed – This one has to be my favorite Amelia Earhart quote.)

“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.”

“There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.”

“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”

 Queen of the Air  

          Amelia Earhart             

Amelia Earhart we still search for  

                          you

     Out there in the ocean blue

Your resting place is still unknown

  Did a watery grave become your  

                        home?

   When radio contact was finally

                          gone

 We all knew there was something  

                          wrong      

   Lost forever in that sea of blue

We can only wonder what became    

                           of you.    

In search of adventure you flew far  

                       and wide

    With Lady Luck always by your

                           side

When it happened on your voyage  

                         home

  Lady Luck somehow was gone.

So Amelia Earhart we still search

                        for you

Perhaps we found your missing  

                         shoe

  But your resting place is still

                     unknown

Did a watery grave become your  

                        home?  

        (Poem by Jane Resture)

Amelia Earhart we still search for you !!

 

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