Earhart laughs with joy during a trip to Northolt in a Moth plane on June 24, 1928.
Amelia Earhart in Culmore near Derry city, with the Gallagher family in whose field she landed after becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Addressing the crowd
Earhart addresses journalists during lunch at the Criterion in London.
Earhart is pictured in the Solent at Southampton after completing an ocean flight from Newfoundland in her seaplane, "The Friendship."
Across the Atlantic
Earhart arrives at Hanworth Aerodrome in England on May 22, 1932, after her solo Atlantic flight from the U.S. to Londonderry.
Visiting the ambassador
Earhart outside the American ambassador's house. In 1932. she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in the record time of 13 hours 30 minutes.
Amelia Earhart checking equipment on her airplane, circa 1937.
Earhart in a Department of Commerce airplane in 1936.
A portrait of Amelia Earhart, circa 1935.
Mourners lay a wreath on the Cenotaph to honor pilot Amelia Earhart.
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