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By Heather Lehr Wagner

Recognized Flyers highlights aviators who inspired pop culture throughout the early 1900s, international conflict I and II, and the chilly struggle. This sequence combines historical past and delight examining in a fast paced narrative of the lives of a few of the main well-known, and notorious, aviators of the 20 th century. On a misty morning in 1928, a aircraft seemed out of the clouds and landed in a small Welsh city. The airplane had come from the United States, and on board used to be the 1st lady to fly around the Atlantic--a younger pilot named Amelia Earhart.

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The planes were slow; the engines could suddenly begin to sputter or give out. Amelia had several close calls, where her plane went into a spin or the plane turned over on landing, but she persisted in her desire to fly— and to excel at flying. On May 16, 1923, Amelia was granted a certificate officially labeling her as an “Aviator Pilot” from the Fédération Aeronautique Internationale. In those days, it was not necessary to have this type of license to fly, but it was required to make attempts on official records.

To help pay back some of the money, Amelia decided to sell her Kinner airplane. Her father’s health was poor, and her parents’ marriage, after several difficult years, was finally coming to an end. In 1924 they divorced, and Amelia, her mother, and sister decided to move to the East Coast, to Massachusetts. Amelia had hoped to fly across the country, but this plan was abandoned and, rather than make the trip by train, Amelia decided to buy another yellow vehicle, this one a car. ” Muriel, Amelia’s sister, went by train to Boston, where she was attending classes at Harvard.

She had a new plane — a red and gold Lockheed Vega — that was fully capable of making the crossing. She knew that other women were planning to attempt the trip — she wanted to be the first. She discussed the plan with Bernt Balchen, a Norwegian pilot who had accompanied Roald Amundsen on his 1926 North Pole flight in a dirigible, and had served as pilot on Richard Byrd’s South Pole expedition in 1929. Balchen agreed that Amelia was ready, and offered to serve as her technical adviser. To avoid attracting attention to the project before they were ready, Amelia officially loaned her new Vega to Balchen, allowing the rumors to spread that Balchen would be using the plane for his own flight with Lincoln Ellsworth to the South Pole.

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