Today on Google’s homepage we have a dedication to the great female american pilot and author Amelia Mary Earhart. Today marks her 115th birthday. For her part she was awarded the DFC, the distinguished flying cross, for flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean solo.
She was known for her involvement in the National Women’s Party and an avid supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Amelia Mary Earhart’s interest in female involvement in aviation was easily demonstrated with her creation of an organisation for female pilots called The Ninety-Nines. http://www.ninety-nines.org/
To this date Amelia Mary Earhart’s fate still remains a mystery. Sadly In 1937 she was attempting a circumnavigational global flight. However during the course of the flight she disappeared somewhere over the central Pacific near Howland Island. Her disappearance has been subject to many urban myths and legend. Sticking with the facts she lost radio contact on July 2, 1937.
My hat’s off to Google for posting this. I was recently reading up about her amazing life and inspiration to female pilots and navigators to the present date.