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5/20/1932: First Female Solo Transatlantic Flight

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Amelia Earhart took off on her solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic in 1932, becoming the first woman, and the only person since Charles Lindbergh, to accomplish such a feat.

Earhart took off from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, and landed 15 hours later near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in a red Lockheed Vega. Earhart became a worldwide phenomenon as a result of her pioneering achievement, which demonstrated her bravery and ability as a pilot.

Earhart would later fly from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in the first solo, nonstop flight by a woman across the read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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