Amelia Earhart Medal

The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.[6] In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

In 1937, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island during an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra.

How did Amelia Earhart become interested in flying? In 1920, Earhart and her father visited an airfield where Frank Hawks gave her a ride that would forever change Earhart's life. "By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground," she said, "I knew I had to fly." After that 10-minute flight, she immediately determined to learn to fly. Working at a variety of jobs including photographer, truck driver, and stenographer at the local telephone company, she managed to save $1,000 for flying lessons. Earhart had her first lesson on January 3, 1921, at Kinner Field near Long Beach.

By 1922, Earhart flew to an altitude of 14,000 feet, setting a world record for female pilots. On May 15, 1923, Earhart became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license (#6017) by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

There are 3 main theories for Amelia’s disappearance: 1) that she was captured by the Japanese after landing on the Japanese-controlled Marshall Islands, 2) that she ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean and 3) that she made it to Gardner Island in the Phoenix Islands Archipelago.

All the research and investigations into her disappearance have been inconclusive. In many ways Amelia Earhart is America’s favorite missing person.

Earhart was a widely known international celebrity during her lifetime. Hundreds of articles and scores of books have been written about her life, which is often cited as a motivational tale, especially for girls. Earhart is generally regarded as a feminist icon.

Earhart's accomplishments in aviation inspired a generation of female aviators, including the more than 1,000 women pilots of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who ferried military aircraft, towed gliders, flew target practice aircraft, and served as transport pilots during World War II. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

This medal is available in multiple metal choices, including precious metals:

.999 solid platinum medal - $650 + cost of the raw materials + cost of shipping via USPS with insurance
.999 solid gold medal - $450 + cost of the raw materials + cost of shipping via USPS with insurance
.999 solid silver medal - $250 + cost of the raw materials + $14.99 shipping

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