Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator of the story that disappeared into strange circumstances

During World War I, Amelia Earhart and her sister Muriel exercised as voluntary nurses to care for the British injured pilots in Canada. Despite having been b

Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator of the story that disappeared into strange circumstances

During World War I, Amelia Earhart and her sister Muriel exercised as voluntary nurses to care for the British injured pilots in Canada. Despite having been born in a high middle class family and had access to the best education, she Amelia felt an unusual passion for flying. In 1922, with 25 years, she bought a plane to which she called the canary with which she obtained her first altitude record of her when she was overflowing California at 4,267 meters high. That first great experience would be the starting point for a woman who is already part of the story.

When in 1927 he obtained his official pilot license, Charles Lindbergh had crossed the Atlantic without scales in 33 hours, which became the first person to get such a record aboard the Spirit of St. Louis. For Amelia, the challenges were a constant in her life, so she accepted the offer of the Millonian Benefactory Amy Guest (related to the Churchill, Spencer and Dukes of Marlborough) to travel the same journey with a co-pilot and a mechanic. She did it in 1928 in 20 hours and 40 minutes. She became the first woman in achieving him.

And on January 11 he got an impossible since he was the first person to travel the almost 3,900 km between Oakland (California) and Honolulu (Hawaii) alone and non-scales in eighteen hours. That stretch of the Pacific was considered one of the most dangerous in the world. At all times she had the support of her husband, Editor George P. Putnam, who had published Lindbergh's autobiography, and who sacrificed his boyfriend's journey so that her wife fulfilled her aeronautical commitments.

Amelia was a woman of character and very independent. Before her wedding made her sign a prenuptial contract to her future her husband in which she showed that among them there would be no commitment of fidelity and dependence. She always considered that women should have the same independence, opportunity, equality and freedom that men, some principles that she took Rajatabla in her private life. She always supported her at all times, as she did the two children she had from a previous marriage. Although she exercised feminist, she always considered that her achievements had to be seen not like a woman, but as someone who exercised as a pilot. She was so trained to fly and explore new territories that she never found a moment to savor her motherhood.

With his particular androgynous air he had become an idol for many Hollywood stars that valued his way of being, like Katharine Hepburn, who imitated her in her style and his way of seeing life. The last period of her to go around the world following the line of Ecuador instead of brief crossings by the Northern Hemisphere cost her life with Captain Frederick J. Noonan. On July 2, 1937, the contact between the control tower and the device was lost. She declared her officially dead two years later and her widower married again. The mystery of her disappearance gave a pambulo to a series of urban theories, hypotheses and legends that claimed that she lived as a shipwrake on a Pacific island until she died. This was stated by the Tighar Foundation that published a document in which it ensures that in all probability the skeleton found on the island of Nikumaroro (Republic of Kiribati) in 1940 belonged to the legendary pilot. She was 39 years old.

Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 22:42

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