Trans Atlantic flight
One afternoon in April 1928, a phone call came for Amelia. "How would you like to be the first woman to fly the Atlantic?", to which Amelia promptly replied, "Yes!" She was asked to join pilot Wilmer Stultz and co-pilot & mechanic Louis E. Gordon. The team left Trepassey harbor in Newfoundland, in a Fokker F7 named 'Friendship' on June 17, 1928, and arrived at Burry Port, Wales, approximately 21 hours later. Their landmark flight made headlines worldwide, because three women had died within the year trying to be that first woman. When the crew returned to the United States they were greeted with a parade in New York and a reception held by President Calvin Coolidge at the White House.
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