Who is Amelia Earhart? Know about her Early Life, Career, Books, Awards, Facts, and Death Details

The world got to know a sad story about Amelia Earhart after she disappeared while in one of her adventures. Passionately flying across the Atlantic Ocean, an American aviation pioneer, and author disappeared and later was announced dead.


American female pilot Earhart set many records and authored best-selling books about her flying experiences.  was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-nine which is the organization for the female pilots. The resolved circumstances of Earhart's disappearance attracted a great body of other claims relating to her last flight. Several unsupported theories have become known in popular culture. In her early 20s, Earhart delivered medication and food to the wounded World Wars I soldiers in Spadina Military Hospital.

Amelia Earhart's Early Life and Career

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas, U.S. She was the daughter of Samual Edwin Stanton Earhart and Amelia Amy. She was the second child and of German descent. 

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CAPTION: Former American Female Pilot Amelia Earhart SOURCE: Wealth Management

Amelia Earhart was named after her two grandmothers Amelia Joseph Harres and Mary Well Patton. From her early childhood, she was an adventurous girl and spent many hours playing with her sister Pidge climbing trees, hunting rats with a rifle, belly slamming and sled downhill. Some biographer characterized her as a Tomboy because of her rough and tumble play.

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CAPTION: American record-holding former pilot Amelia Earhart SOURCE: USA Today

Earhart saw her first aircraft at the Lowa State Fair in Des Moines. Amelia's father inspired her and her sister in taking a flight.

On December 28, 1920, Earhart and her father visited Long Beach where Earhart took her first flight which cost $10 for ten minutes of flight. She then determined to be a pilot and learned a flying lesson. Facing lots of difficulties, she managed to learn flying.

Earhart purchased a secondhand bright yellow Kinner Airster Biplane and nicknamed it The Canary. On October 1992, she flew the Airster to the height of 14,000 ft which made the world record for female pilots.

With all these difficulties Amelia Earhart was a successful female pilot, and she was probably pleased to get her dreams come true. Besides of her untimely death, she achieved what she wanted to be and has been an inspiring character.

Amelia Earhart's Books

Amelia Earhart was also an amazing writer. She was a successful and heavily promoted writer and served for Cosmopolitan Magazine from 1928-1930 as an aviation editor. She wrote magazine articles, newspapers, columns, essays and published two books about her experiences of her flight adventures.

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CAPTION: Amelia Earhart's scripted book Last Flight SOURCE: janeresture.com

She wrote 20 hrs 40 mins in 1928 which was the journal of her experience as a first woman passenger on a transatlantic flight. Again in 1932, She wrote another book named The Fun of it which was a memory of her flying experiences and an essay of women in aviation.

Furthermore, in 1937 she scripted another book named Last Flight which featured the periodic journal she sent back to the U.S during her world flight attempt.

Amelia Earhart Death Details

Amelia Earhart's death was quite a mystery in the world history. In 1937 during an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in Purdue Funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan both disappeared over the central Pacific ocean over the Howland Island. 

CAPTION: Amelia Earhart posing in front of Electra 10E before he SOURCE: moazedi.blogspot.com

After the disappearance of Amelia Earhart aged 37, on July 2, 1937, which was the mystery to the world. She was declared dead after two years on January 5, 1939, at the age of 41. Scientists are still researching the fact about her disappearance that made the whole world curies and speechless, such a personality.

Amelia Earhart inspires every person with her story, and her dedication and contribution will make her remember forever. The record holding pilot and the author left an appreciating mark in the history of women pilot.

Ten Fun Facts about Amelia Earhart

1. Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897.
2. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
3. She was engaged to Samuel Chapman; broke off the engagement on November 23, 1928.
4. Amelia's father inspired her and her sister in taking a flight.
5. On December 28, 1920, Earhart took her first flight.
6. She paid $10 for ten minutes of her first flight.
7. She was declared dead after two years on January 5, 1939.
8. She turned down six proposals and married George P. Putnam on February 7, 1931.
9. Amelia served as an aviation editor for Cosmopolitan Magazine from 1928-1930.
10. She designed and developed flying clothes for the Ninety-Nines, advertised in Vogue.