The Fun of It by Amelia EarhartUnlike Earharts other works, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes and Last Flight, which focus on flight details and aircraft specifications, this one is about HER and her life and her love of flying. Amelia began her life in Kansas and she became a nurse, a car mechanic, a social worker, a photgrapher, and even an airline vice president before she became Americas aviation sweetheart. In this book she tells about those occupations and the impacts they had on her life and choices. She also tells a funny tale here and there like the time she was sledding and barely missed a head on collision with a horse, going between its legs as luck would have it. Another funny tale (that also involves a horse) is when she had one as a passenger!
I got bored, however, when Earhart started about the weather bureau and went on a bit too much about the autogiro (helicopter today). The last quarter saves it from becoming a four star book tho. When today someone says the words women in aviation we immediately think about Amelia. Amelia generously hands out the credit tho. In the last quarter, Earhart talks about numerous women and their accomplishments in aviation including but not limited to Ruth Nichols, Elinor Smith, Bobby Trout, Anne Lindbergh, Phoebe Omlie, and even a historical great, Ruth Law. There is also a chapter devoted to the early days of hot air ballooning and the ladies involved.
This is a must read for any and all aviation buffs. I will be reading it again.
10 Cool Facts About Amelia Earhart
You probably know all about Amelia Earhart and her story. Or at least, you think you do. The revolutionary female pilot became the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean. She may also have made it all the way around the world, if her plane did not vanish over the Pacific in Recently though, Earhart made headlines again for a shocking reason. Read on to learn 10 new facts about the pioneering aviator, including one amazing tidbit you probably did not know.
Amelia Earhart was an American aviator and also one of the most celebrated ones. She was the first woman and the second person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
July 24th is Amelia Earhart Day! An aviation pioneer who broke numerous records, Amelia Earhart is a beloved figure in American history and an inspiration to adventurous boys and girls everywhere. Celebrate her day with your kids this summer, and discover ten cool facts about Amelia Earhart. Meelie was an adventurous child and often had her little sister Grace nicknamed Pidge following her around as she climbed trees, hunted rats, and collected insects. Louis vacation. When she was just twenty-three, Amelia Earhart took her first airplane ride. It was just a few hundred feet, but from then on she was determined to learn to fly.