Amelia Earhart Statue, Harbour Grace

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  • Came to see this statue. Very well sculptured, very well explained with plaques and what not. I have a lot of respect for this woman and what she did. 
    Came to see this statue. Very well sculptured, very well explained with plaques and what not. I have a lot of respect for this woman and what she did.  more »
  • Helps bring history alive. Helped me reflect on history and just how significant her trip meant to air travel. 
    Helps bring history alive. Helped me reflect on history and just how significant her trip meant to air travel.  more »
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  • Amelia Mary Earhart (born July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937, declared dead January 5, 1939) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Born in Atchison, Kansas, Earhart developed a passion for adventure at a young age, steadily gaining flying experience from her twenties. In 1928, Earhart became the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic by airplane (accompanying pilot Wilmer Stultz), for which she achieved celebrity status. In 1932, piloting a Lockheed Vega 5B, Earhart made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat. She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. During an attempt at becoming the first female to complete a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. The two were last seen in Lae, New Guinea, on July 2, 1937, on the last land stop before Howland Island and one of their final legs of the flight. She presumably lost her life in the Pacific at the age of forty, during the circumnavigation. Nearly one year and six months after she and Noonan disappeared, Earhart was officially declared dead. Investigations and significant public interest in their disappearance still continue over 80 years later.
  • On May 20th, 1932 Amerlia Earhart Putnam because the world's first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocea. The flight, in a Lockheed Vega, originated at the aerodrome here in Harbour Grace Newfoundland.

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