Amelia Mary Earhart (1897 - 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. In 1928, Earhart became the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic by airplane for which she achieved celebrity status.

She accompanied pilot Wilmer Stultz and copilot/mechanic Louis Gordon on the flight, nominally as a passenger, but with the added duty of keeping the flight log. The team departed from Trepassey Harbour, Newfoundland, in a Fokker F.VIIb/3m named "Friendship" on June 17, 1928. The orange and gold, float-equipped, three-engine monoplane landed at Pwll near Burry Port, South Wales, exactly 20 hours and 40 minutes later. There is a commemorative blue plaque at the site.

Earhart reportedly received a rousing welcome on June 19, 1928, when she landed at Woolston in Southampton, England. She flew the Avro Avian 594 Avian III, owned by Lady Mary Heath. She later purchased the aircraft and had it shipped back to the U.S.

When the Stultz, Gordon and Earhart flight crew returned to the U.S., they were greeted with a ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes in Manhattan, followed by a reception with President Calvin Coolidge at the White House.

Earhart crossed the Atlantic alone on May 20–21, 1932. Her flight in her Lockheed Vega from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, was completed in a record time of 14 hours 56 minutes.

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