(1) Every waking moment she was submerging herself into flight. Her hard work had paid off. She was the sixteenth woman to gain her pilots license, obtained the world altitude record for female pilots at fourteen thousand feet. Biography.com “On June 17, 1928, Amelia Earhart took off from Trespassey Harbor, Newfoundland, in a Fokker F.Vllb/3m named Friendship. Accompanying her on the flight was pilot Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and co-pilot/mechanic Louis E. "Slim" Gordon.
Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.  She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.  Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.  During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
These women, each of whom had already obtained their pilot's license prior to service, became the first women to fly American military aircraft. They ferried planes from factories to bases, transporting cargo and participating in simulation strafing and target missions, accumulating more than 60 million miles in flight distances and freeing thousands of male U.S. pilots for active duty in World War II. More than 1,000 WASPs served, and 38 of them lost their lives during the war. Considered civil service employees and without official military status, these fallen WASPs were granted no military honors or benefits, and it wasn't until 1977 that the WASPs received full military status. While women worked in a variety of positions previously closed to them, the aviation industry saw the greatest increase in female workers.
Later in her life, she had taken a great interest in flying and airplanes. Amelia’s flying career started in Los Angeles in 1921 when she was 24. She began taking flying lessons from Neta Snook and bought her first airplane- a Kinner Airstar. With her family problems growing, she had to sell it in 1924, move back east, and take employment as a social worker. But four years later, she returned to aviation.
Patrick Blain Women of World War II Many Canadians believe that men are the ones who won the war, but we also have to remember all those who played a substantial role behind the scenes of all the action, the women. On the home front they made weapons and military crafts for those in battle. Many women were also near the battlefields nursing and taking care of wounded soldiers. WWII also brought women to the fighting front where they helped fighters in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. In WWII women played an enormously tremendous role in Canada’s victory both on the home front and the war front.
Interview Women’s Voting in: America Thesis: Today in society women play a large role in not only the economy, but also have created a large impact on the decisions to better the United States as a whole. The fight for women’s suffrage resulted in a very positive and life changing outcome for many Americans. However, the journey leading to this change in our society was brutally challenging. It took many years of determined activists and reformers to fight for this equality. There was no proven fact women were incapable of completing tasks that men could, women have always had the same ability as men.
Amelia Earhart is known today for her accomplishments in the world of aviation, as the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and beyond. Earhart paved the way for females in the aviation world and helped establish the need and justification for commercial transport. She was a true hero of the 20th century, especially for young women and used her fame to support the cause of woman’s equality. This support empowered other women to believe that they could do anything they put their minds to. Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas.
For many of the women the war was ‘a genuinely liberating experience’ (first world war, accessed 07/01/09), and made the women feel useful as citizens. Also for some women it gave them the freedom that only men had enjoyed so far and ‘offered escape from jobs of badly paid drudgery’ (war and gender, accessed 22/01/09). In one women’s words it was said to be like ‘being let out of a cage’ (war and gender, accessed 22/01/09). The fact that it offered women freedom gives the impression that World War One did have a positive effect on the role of women. In support of the World War One having a positive effect on the women’s role.
Because of all of her work in these positions, she was given the first honorary degree from Yale ever awarded to a woman. The whole time she was doing her other jobs; she was still in charge of Hull House and made it an American success story by all the attention it received and by all the people it
Oral Presentation – West With the Night Beryl Markham is often referred to as a ‘pioneering aviator of pre-Africa’, well-known for her historic flight across the Atlantic. There have been many articles and books written about the pilot life of Beryl and almost all of them share the same story of her being the first female pilot to fly through the darkness across the Atlantic on an unmapped arial route. Yes that is brave! However, the book West With the Night penned by Beryl Markham herself, creates an enigmatic image of her which possibly couldn’t be created by any other book. My special attraction towards this book was the style in which she chronicled her childhood experiences and adventures, with an immensely detailed description, almost making it seem near to phony.