Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Amelia Earhart getting her last haircut in 1937

The priceless smile of an adventurous and risk taking woman on the brink of her biggest adventure yet.


Amelia’s first experience with flight was as a little girl. Watching stunt pilots practice, a pilot saw her and dove at her, just as a fun little trick. Perhaps he was surprised when the little girl didn’t budge, didn’t even flinch, but just watched as the plane flew over her.

Amelia later recounted the experience, “I did not understand it at the time, but I believe that little red airplane said something to me as it swished by.” From then on she knew she was born to fly and became the first woman to fly over the Atlantic — “just for the fun of it” as she liked to put it. She made a valiant effort to become the second person in the world to fly across the Atlantic solo, and successfully became the first person to cross the Pacific solo. At 40 years old, during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe as a single pilot, she and her navigator were lost in the Pacific.

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