Why Premier Amelia Earhart??
Because this is the maiden voyage of Power of the Flowers. To breathe life into this resource, who better than a female aviator who shattered all concepts of what was expected of a woman. She did what she loved. If she could do this at a time when the odds were against her, there is no reason why we can't succeed now.
A Little About Amelia....
She flew when few women would even consider it, and by her own admission, she flew for the love of it. What she did leading up to the year she attempted to fly around the world is nothing less than remarkable. Here are just a few of those accomplishments:
Born in July 1897 to parents who never discouraged her active nature, Amelia Earhart spent her younger years finding adventure where other young women would not. Riding horses without saddles, sleigh riding, playing football and with popguns were among the activities Amelia and her younger sister enjoyed. Ruminating about her younger years in her autobiography, “The Fun of It,” Amelia made clear that she lived “at a time when girls were still girls. Though reading was still considered proper, many of my other outdoor exercises were not.”
Her interest in flying began in 1918 while working in a hospital in Toronto during the First World War, watching as the officers trained in fields around the city. By 1920, Amelia was flying out of an airport in Los Angeles, working for a telephone company during the week to pay for her lessons and flight time. By her own admission, Amelia never thought of flying as other than “a means to anything but having fun.” For this reason, she worked many jobs until she received the call in 1928 inviting her to be the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane. Having found what she did well, her persistence and love of flying eventually translated into numerous opportunities to work in the field she loved.
Read more about Amelia Earhart at ameliaearhart.com.
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