AMELI A EARHART SETS OFF ON LAST FLIGHT Amelia Earhart tunes up her plane then she and navigator Fred Noonan take off from Oakland, California on the first leg of a round the world flight. The journey will end with their mysterious disappearance.
AMELIA EARHART DISAPPEARS Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are well into their round-the-world flight when they take off from Lae, New Guinea on 2 July 1937 with the intended destination of Howland Island. The aviators never reach their destination and disappear without a trace to become one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Aerial and ocean searches for the pair yield no results.
Date: July 2, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:44:00, With Audio
LADY PILOTS ATTEMPT ENDURANCE FLIGHT Pilots Mary Owens and Jeanne Larene of Dallas, Texas set out to break the endurance record of staying aloft for more than ten days. The girls take turns sleeping and refuel in mid-air.
FIRST WOMAN PILOT ON MAIL RUN Pilot Helen Richey is seen off on her first flight by an Assistant Postmaster General after receiving the first postal consignment ever flown by a woman. Passenger POV of Helen flying the plane.
FEMALE PILOT JERRIE MOCK CIRCLES GLOBE SOLO Ohio mother of three Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock sets out to finish what Amelia Earhart started and completes the first solo around-the-world flight by a woman pilot, and in a record 29 days too.
AVIATRIX LAURA INGALLS RECEIVES S.A.T.R. CERT Aviatrix Laura Ingalls wins the coveted certificate of Scheduled Air Transport rating of the Bureau of Air Commerce becoming the first woman to do so. That's just the beginning though as she will go on to break several flight records later in the year.
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