Amelia Earhart, an American aviator, was the first woman to make solo Transpacific airplane flight. Taking off at the Wheeler Field, Honolulu, Hawaii (at the time a United States territory), at 10:15 P.M. on January 11, 1935, and Landing at Oakland Airport, Oakland, CA, USA, at 4:31 P.M. the next day, distance covering 2,408 miles (3,874 kilometres) in 18 hours 16 minutes at an average speed of 133 miles (214 kilometres) per hour.
- Earhart becomes first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California
Taking off from Wheeler Field, on Oahu, Hawaii, on January 11, 1935, and reaching Oakland, California, the next day, Amelia Earhart achieved a milestone. She was the first person to fly solo between Hawaii and the continental United States.
- Earhart flies from Hawaii to California – Jan 11, 1935 – HISTORY.com
In the first flight of its kind, American aviator Amelia Earhart departs Wheeler Field in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, she safely landed at Oakland Airport in Oakland, California.
- Amelia Earhart – Wikipedia
Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑːrt/; July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.[N 1] Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.[N 2] She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.
- Amelia Earhart – Pilot – Biography.com
Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
- Women in Aviation and Space History – Smithsonian National Air and …
Amelia Earhart is probably the most famous female pilot in aviation history, an accolade due both to her aviation career and to her mysterious disappearance. On May 20–21, 1932, Earhart became the first woman — and the second person after Charles Lindbergh — to fly nonstop and solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
- Amelia Earhart’s 1935 Story on Becoming First to Fly From Hawaii to …
Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman set out in June with his father to break the world records for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe in a single-engine plane and for being the youngest pilot to do so.
- Hawaii Aviation | Amelia Earhart
Four ocean liners arrived in Honolulu Harbor on December 27, 1934, bringing 400 passengers to the Islands. One was the Lurline carrying 246 people aboard, including another famous flyer who would create one more aviation mark for the world though the use of Hawaii.
January 11, 1935
Start: Wheeler Field, Honolulu, Hawaii
End: Oakland Airport, Oakland, CA, USA
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July 24, 1897
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