Amelia Mary Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and is remembered for her courage, vision and groundbreaking achievements. Setting numerous records and writing best-selling books, Earhart is most remembered for her final flight—an attempt to make the 29,000-mile journey around the world.
Although she only had 7,000 miles left, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island on July 2, 1937. Her final radio transmission revealed she was low on fuel. Artifact discoveries last year on a remote South Pacific island suggest Earhart tried to survive as a castaway after her twin-engine plane “The Electra” crashed.
In a letter to her husband—written in case a dangerous flight proved to be her last—the aviatrix wrote: “Please know I am quite aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”
Here is more inspiration from Amelia Earhart:
- “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.”
- “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
- “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”