Amelia Earhart

     

Amelia Earhart

The most famous woman pilot of her era, Amelia Earhart was a promoter of women's careers in aviation and one of the founders of the Ninety-Nines, the first professional organization of women pilots. Her disappearance in 1937 during an around-the-world flight attempt sent shockwaves through the aviation community. Speculation about what happened to her is widespread nearly three quarters of a century later.

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