Amelia Earhearth - the Pioneer Flyer of the World

11 Jan 2021  Mon

The groundbreaking career and mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart continue to captivate fans worldwide. Her journey to becoming one of history's most famous female aviators is an inspiration to all.

11th January is the day when Amelia Earhart flies solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland in 1935. From that, she became the first women to achieve this feat. Her journey took her from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.

On December 28, 920 Earhart took her first aeroplane ride in California with famed World War I pilot Frank Hawks and was forever hooked. After that, she set many flying records which include Woman's world altitude record: 14,000 ft, First woman to fly the Atlantic Ocean, First woman to fly the Atlantic solo (1932), and First Person to fly solo from the Red Sea to Karachi.

In the year 2017, Niue Mint issued a set of four coins in the “Century of Flight” series. The third coin is dedicated to Amelia Earhart. The obverse of the coin depicts the profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, year of issue and the face value. The reverse features an image of Amelia Earhart sitting in the cockpit of an aeroplane wearing an aviator helmet and glasses. In the background is an image of her famous plane.

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