Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and one of the world’s best known aviators.
In the summer of 1921, Earhart purchased a second-hand plane and set out to make a name for herself in aviation. She had several notable flights, including being the first person to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific.
Her personal motto “Adventure is worthwhile in itself ” informed most of her experiences.
Earhart encouraged women to reject social norms and to pursue various professional opportunities, especially in aviation.
In 1929 she helped found the Ninety-Nines, an organization of female pilots.
In her book The Fun of It she wrote about her life and her lifelong interest in flying. But everything came to a hold when she disappeared in 1937, while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator. She or her airplane were never found.