Sunday, 24 August 2014

Aug 24 1932 - Earhart Clarifies Her Own Record

A post taking real life incidents from this day in history and my view of them as if they were happening today and what my honest view would have been then on that day ignoring hindsight or knowledge of how it ended

It was only a matter of time after Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic five years ago that a woman would do the same feat but i was never really won over by the claim from Amelia Earhart a year later as she never actually flew the plane that time.
Full credit to her though as despite the ticker-tape hero's welcome and invites to the White House from President Calvin Coolidge, she thought the same, describing her role as 'baggage' and 'like a sack of potatoes'.
Thankfully, she stayed good to her word that she would someday try it solo and today, after taking off from Newfoundland she touched down 14 hours, 56 minutes later in a pasture at Culmore, Northern Ireland.
Although technically she was anyway, Amelia can now properly claim to be the first woman to fly nonstop across the Atlantic.

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