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History Class: Amelia Earheart

After over 70 years since her disappearance, Amelia Earheart recently made headlines once again as a new search in her interests was conducted over the past couple of months. Although the renewed quest into the mystery of her vanishing brought no results, Miss Earheart still remains the first female to conquer the skies and capture the heart of the nation. Boasting a revolutionary tale of bravery and achievement, at the peak of her flying career, Earheart was dubbed, 'one of the best women pilots in the United States' and was the first woman to be awarded the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for her heroic solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. Her determination and zeal paved the way for aspiring female pilots and inspired the creation of Cockpit USA's beautiful WWII Amelia Jacket and Amelia Flight Jacket. A Hollywood movie entitled 'Amelia' which illustrated her moving story and starred Hilary Swank, Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor was released in 2009 to much acclaim. A true legend of her time, Amelia Earheart is iconic of groundbreaking aviation and female courage.

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