Amelia Rose Earhart Biography, Early Life, and Career

Amelia Rose Earhart Biography

Amelia Rose Earhart is an American Private Pilot and reporter for KUSA-TV, an NBC affiliate located in Denver, the capital and most populated municipality in Colorado where she also resides. She is well-known as the second youngest woman to fly around the world. She also founded the Fly With Amelia Foundation, an organization that grants flight scholarships to girls aged 16-18. She is seen as a passionate aviatrix and a seeker of all things adventurous due to her around-the-world flight and her organization.

Fly with Amelia also provides aviation and aerospace opportunities for people of all ages through their aviation-based educational curriculum.

Amelia Rose Earhart Early Life

She was born on the 18th of January 1983 in Downey, a city located in the Southeast regions of the Los Angeles County of California in the United States. She is, as of 2019, 36 years old. Her family, at an early age, occasionally told her that they were descendants to the legendary first female aviator Amelia Mary Earhart. When she tested this out through a genealogist in her college years, she found out that the connection between them was that they shared a “distant common ancestry traced back to the 1700s”, however, a second genealogical search in 2013 found there was no traceable connection.

Her first flying lesson was on the 2nd of June 2004 and with that, she later obtained her private pilot license in a Cessna 172.

Amelia Rose Earhart Career

Amelia Rose Earhart’s first flight was on the 2nd of June 2004. Later, she got her private pilot license in a Cessna 172. She next recreated her namesake’s transcontinental flight from Oakland, California to Miami, Florida in a Cirrus SR22, as a completion of her instrument training hours. She garnered the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award by the Atchison, Kansas Chamber of Commerce on the July of 2013. She was given the award for carrying on the Amelia Earhart Spirit.

Amelia partnered with Denver’s Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum to complete a complete circumnavigation of the entire world in a single-engine airplane with her co-pilot as Shane Jordan. She was to fly across the U.S., next south into the Carribean, northeast Brazil, the South Atlantic Ocean, then next Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Islands, and finally the Pacific Ocean landing back in California. The flight is considered a symbol of determination, courage, and empowerment for those willing to go further than the horizons.

The project began on the 26th of June 2014 at 8:19 am Pacific Standard Time in a Pilatus PC-12 NG. During the journey, the two pilots made 17 stops and landed on the 11th of July 2014 in Oakland, California, after traveling 24,300 nautical miles for over 108 flying hours (a 28,000-mile flight). After this, there were several reports that she was the youngest woman to fly around the world but in truth, she is the second youngest after Richarda Morrow-Tait, who faced a vast number of mishaps but finished the journey in a year and a day.

Amelia Rose Earhart went through a series of extensive flight training and open water survival courses to pilot the around-the-world flight. A lot of planning and fundraising had been done prior to the launch to make sure the flight would be secure and safe. On the 9th of July 2014, as she was flying over the Howard island was when she posted on Twitter the names of the first recipients of the Fly With Amelia Foundation training scholarships.

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