Courage and Tenacity can take you around the world
They will tell you no……you will tell them yes
Ameila Earheart broke cultural norms, broke solo flying records, and broke the mold for women in the 20th Century. She was a leader in Women’s Aviation and her personal courage and valor took her around the world in a time when the world was not safe in any sense of the word. Her attempt to circumnavigate the world in her Lockheed Model 10 Electra ended with her disappearance near Papua New Guinea when her airplane disappeared. She was never found.
Just to give you an example of just how much of a risk she was taking, cannibalism was still happening on a wide scale in Papua New Guinea where she landed to refuel, radar had not been invented yet, there were no weather reports from satellites, and communication was all done by short wave radio. She completed 22,000 miles of flight before her disappearance and was only 7,000 miles short of circumnavigating the world.
Amelia started out as a nurse looking after wounded soldiers in WWI in Canada. She took several jobs: truck driver, stenographer, photographer in order to save up the $1000 needed for flying lessons.
Amelia became the 16th woman to be issued a pilots license in 1923, first woman to fly solo across the United States in 1928, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932, and in 1937 the first woman to attempt a circumnavigation of the world.
While Ameilia was lost, her spirit and valor remained intact. We at Valor Gear salute the valorous and intrepid Amelia Earheart for showing us the path to inspiration.