Fangirl Friday: Amelia Earhart
She’s a woman who needs no introduction. Amelia Earhart is a household name, known far and wide as one of the most famous aviators to have ever flown.
Born in 1847, her love of flying was formed at a young age when she saw an air fair flight show by a WWI ace. Years later, after abandoning her collegiate plans to move home to be with her parents, she took a flight with her father that forever changed her life. She learned how to fly, working various jobs to save for lessons, all in pursuit of what she knew to be her true calling.
Much came from her celebrity and Earhart used this platform well. She took on an editorial position at Cosmopolitan where she campaigned for great acceptance of women in aviation. She completed many more record breaking solo flights during her career, but one that is so well remembered is, tragically, her last.
A true pioneer, Amelia Earhart will forever fly high in the minds and hearts of all who hear her story.
Photos courtesy of AmeliaEarhart.com