The Unknown Facts About Amelia

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I have read many books on Amelia Earhart and I have learned some interesting facts you may not know. So I am going to present some for your enjoyment.
Amelia felt that she liked to learn as much as she could about making things go. She thought that girls and boys should learn as much as they could.
Amelia talked about crashes where a plane would land in a muddy field and sometimes it turned over, broke her seat belt and threw her out of the plane.
From the book “Amelia, Legend of the Lost Aviator. Amelia said, “women should have courage to take on challenges.
The fact that Amelia looked like Lindy was helpful for publicity. George wined and dined Amelia to earn money. He wanted to be Amelia’s publicist.
Amelia didn’t like to give lectures after her flights. She made a major amount of money through these lectures but she didn’t like to talk. She felt that this was a chore.
George Putmam, her husband made her the most famous women in the world not because of her great talent but because of the publicity she received. When Amelia was on the lecture circuit she said she felt like a clown. She just wanted to fly and be alone.
Paul Mantz, her technical adviser, told Amelia that she wasn’t ready to make her last flight. He said that she needed more practice with her radio equipment. He wanted to show her how to tune the receiver and how to operate the transmitters and to teach her correct radio procedures. He wanted to help her understand what her system could do and what it couldn’t. She always said she was too busy to learn and practice with the equipment.

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Amelia and George arguing.

 

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One thought on “The Unknown Facts About Amelia

  1. I’m glad you wrote about a fantastic lady like Amelia. In the days that Amelia was able to fly was a great accomplishment. I thank you for bringing out things about Amelia. In my opinion she is always going to be the mystery aviator. Thanks for writing about Amelia .

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