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Amelia Earhart stands in front of the Lockheed Electra she was trying to fly around the world in 1937. Courtesy NASA

Although fellow pilots rated her as no better than competent, Earhart parlayed her sex and her absolute devotion to flying into a celebrity that few of her contemporaries enjoyed. And it’s not like she wasn’t legit: Earhart was the first pilot of either sex to successfully fly solo from Honolulu to the U.S. mainland, reaching Oakland, California, on Jan. 11, 1935. She wrote voluminously about her experiences and worked hard to promote aviation, both to women and to the public at large.

I’ve always been inspired by people who strive to achieve their goals no matter what anyone else says. Even if you are not ‘the best’ at something, you should never give up. If you love it, do it - life is too short for regrets!

Amelia Earhart stands in front of the Lockheed Electra she was trying to fly around the world in 1937. Courtesy NASA


Although fellow pilots rated her as no better than competent, Earhart parlayed her sex and her absolute devotion to flying into a celebrity that few of her contemporaries enjoyed. And it’s not like she wasn’t legit: Earhart was the first pilot of either sex to successfully fly solo from Honolulu to the U.S. mainland, reaching Oakland, California, on Jan. 11, 1935. She wrote voluminously about her experiences and worked hard to promote aviation, both to women and to the public at large.

I’ve always been inspired by people who strive to achieve their goals no matter what anyone else says. Even if you are not ‘the best’ at something, you should never give up. If you love it, do it - life is too short for regrets!

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    I guess Im somehow related to her. This picture makes me proud. :D
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    Found this quite inspiring!!
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