Was Amelia Earhart the first woman to fly a plane?
No, though certainly the best-known aviatrix. The first licensed woman pilot in the United States was Harriet Quimby, who was also a journalist and part-time actress, at the time of her death she was the dramatic editor of a prominent weekly magazine. Harriet"s life dates were l875-l9l2. She was belatedly honored on a U.S. Airmail stamp some years ago. An attractive woman, she looked and may have been partly Italian. She did visit Italy for a magazine thing (Prior to her involvement with aviation). To tell the truth she looked more than a little like Gina in a purple Flight suit.
Amelia Earhart gained fame and success when she became the first woman aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia Earhart also became infamous in death. She was attempting a flight around the world in 1937 when her plane vanished. Neither Ms. Earhart nor her plane were ever found. To this day, there has never been any conclusive evidence as to what happened to her.
Amelia Earhart first woman to fly across the Atlantic in a multi-person plane in 1928 with pilot Wilmer Stultz. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. She set another first on 1935 by being the first woman to fly solo over the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii to California. In 1937, while attempting to fly around the world, her plane crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. It was never…