Amelia Earhart with arms spread in front of her plane, ca. February George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, Courtesy of Purdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections.
On this day in aviation history: In 1923 a pilot is granted a license – but not just ANY pilot. The National Aeronautic Association of the United States grants pilot’s license No. 6017 to Amelia Mary Earhart.
July 1897 – disappeared was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences.
Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.