Earhart's Heroes And Heroines

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Heroes and Heroines By Anna Wright As the 1920s began, the world of aviation was new to the United States. The invention of airplanes was fresh on the American scene, and both men and women found joy in the freedom of flight and the wonder of see their lives far below them. Two particular pilots, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh, left a lasting impression in aviation, as well as in the hearts of all Americans. Charles Lindbergh, a pilot from a small town in Minnesota, became the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic. Many had previously tried for this accomplishment that came along with a $25,000 reward, but on May 20, 1927, Lindbergh set off on a flight that turned him into a hero (not to mention $25,000 richer). The flight from Long Island to Paris was flown in Lindbergh’s single-engine plane, The Spirit of the St. Louis, and took 33.5 hours. Lindberg almost fell asleep several times during the flight, but it was all worth it once he landed in Paris and was surrounded with…show more content…
They both made significant achievements in the world of aviation, and embodied the American spirit during the 1920s. Although they both met a tragic end, Lindbergh from cancer in 1974, they both left behind a legacy. Lindbergh set the pace for transatlantic flight, and Earhart not only set many records, but she also proved that women, not just men, could do jobs that required a high level of intelligence and skill. Lindbergh and Amelia are among the many heroes and heroines in American history, but due to their unique accomplishments, they most certainly stand out. Works Cited "Biography." Amelia Earhart. Ed. Family of Amelia Earhart. CMG Worldwide, n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2013. <http://www.ameliaearhart.com/about/bio.html>. "1920s Aviation." 1920-30s. Ed. Robert Scott. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2013.
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