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The Notable Flights of Amelia Earhart

Date
Departure
Destination
Distance  Time Aircraft
Notes
17-18 June 1928 Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, Wales 2,246 mi 20 hrs, 40 min Fokker F7 Friendship First woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger
18 Aug. 1929 Clover Field, Santa Monica, California Cleveland, Ohio 2,800 mi 9 days Lockheed Vega 1 (c/n 36) Women's Air Derby (Powder Puff Derby), 3rd place
22 Nov 1929 Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles 3 km   Lockheed Vega 5A Executive (c/n 107, NC538M) NAA women's speed record over one mile: 184·17 mph (296·38 km/h) average*
25 June 1930 Grosse Isle Airport, Detroit Grosse Isle Airport, Detroit 100 km   Lockheed Vega DL-1 (c/n 135, NC497H) NAA 100-km
women's world speed record without load at 174·9 mph (281·4 km/h), and with 500 kg (1 ,102 lb) load at 171·4 mph (275·8 km/h).
20-21 May 1932 
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada
Culmore, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
2,026 mi 14 hrs, 56 min Lockheed Vega 5B (c/n 22, NC7952)
First solo flight across the Atlantic by a woman
24-25 Aug. 1932 Burbank, Los Angeles
Newark, NJ
2,447.8 mi 19 hrs, 5 min Lockheed Vega 5B (c/n 22, NC7952) First non-stop transcontinental flight by a woman
July 7-8, 1933 Burbank, Los Angeles
Newark, NJ
2,447.8 mi 17 hrs, 7 min Lockheed Vega 5B (c/n 22, NC7952) Repeated previous transcontinental flight and broke her record
11-12 Jan. 1935 
Honolulu, Hawaii
Oakland, California 2,408 mi 17 hrs, 7 min Lockheed Vega 5C Special (c/n 171, NC965Y)) First solo flight from Hawaii to California
19-20 Apr. 1935 Burbank, Los Angeles Mexico City 1,700 mi 13 hrs 23 min Lockheed Vega 5C Special (c/n 171, NC965Y) First solo flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City
8 May 1935
Mexico City
Newark, NJ 2,125 mi 14 hrs, 19 min Lockheed Vega 5C Special (c/n 171, NC965Y) First person flying non-stop from Mexico to Newark
1936 Los Angeles New York     Lockheed 10E Electra (c/n 1055, NR16020) Flying Laboratory Bendix Trophy Race, 5th place
17 Mar. 1937 Oakland, California Honolulu, Hawaii 2,408 mi 15 hrs, 47 min Lockheed 10E Electra (c/n 1055, NR16020) Flying Laboratory First attempt of round-the-world trip
21 May 1937 Oakland, California Round-the-world  (Oakland, Burbank, Tucson, New Orleans, Miami, San Juan, Caripito, Paramaribo, Fortaleza, Natal, Saint-Louis, Dakar, Gao, Fort Lamy, El Fasher, Khartoum, Massawa, Assab, Karachi, Calcutta, Akyab, Rangoon, Bangkok, Singapore, Bandung, Surabaya, Kupang, Darwin, Lae, vicinity of Howland Island and disappeared) 22,000 mi  39 days Lockheed 10E Electra (c/n 1055, NR16020) Flying Laboratory First person to fly from the Red Sea to Karachi

Notes

* Not ratified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale as she did not fly the mandated three kilometres.

Sources


Butler, S. East to Dawn, The Life of Amelia Earhart. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1997.

Brady, T. The American Aviation Experience: A History. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.

Francillon, R. J. Lockheed Aircraft Since 1913. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1987.

Morrissey, M. E. and C. L. Osborne. Amelia, My Courageous Sister: Biography of Amelia Earhart. Santa Clara, Calif.: Osborne Publisher, 1987.

Winters, K. Amelia Earhart: The Turbulent Life of an American Icon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


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