Feature: Queen of the Air
American aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart, was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic. Her adventurous spirit was foster by her mother’s unconventional views. Earhart’s first airplane was a secondhand biplane she nicknamed “The Canary”. In which she set a world altitude record for women at 14,000 feet; later she would set the world record with 18,415 feet. After accompanying pilot Stultz and Gordon on a transatlantic flight, the press dubbed her “Queen of the Air”. Many of her famous solo flights were flown in a red Lockheed Vega plane. Her celebrity status and flight experience grew, leading to her announcement to circumnavigate the globe; she chose to fly a Lockheed Electra 10E. The flight began in June of 1937. On July 2, Earhart and her co-pilot Noonan lost communication and were never heard from again.
Along with her groundwork in aviation, Earhart wrote best-selling books, was an associate editor at Cosmopolitan magazine and an influencer in women’s fashion. Amelia, a woman in leather and pearls.
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• Pre-shrunk 100% jersey cotton knit (heather colors contain 10% polyester)
• Seamless, double-need ⅞” collar
• Taped neck and shoulders
• Classic fit
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