August 24th, 1932 – Amelia Earhart Does It Again!

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Amelia Earhart set many records and achieved firsts for females in aviation, and on August 24th, 1932 she became the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop.

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Earhart flew nonstop coast-to-coast across the continental United States in her Lockheed Vega. She had the fastest nonstop transcontinental flight by a woman in 1932.

In 1933, she was one of two women to enter the Bendix race from Cleveland, Ohio, to Los Angeles, California, which officials had opened to women, allowing them to compete against men in the same race for the first time. Although she crossed the finish line six hours behind the men, on her return flight, she beat the nonstop transcontinental flight record she set the previous year by two hours.


 

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