In the early 1930s, Amelia Earhart set many flying records in distance, altitude, and speed. She was a leader in the advancement of women exploring the field of aviation. As a visiting faculty member at Purdue University, she was an advisor in aeronautical engineering and a counselor to women students. She gained notoriety for her first transatlantic flight as a passenger. She would later become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
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