Amelia Earhart, 1930 Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. When attempting to circle the globe in her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. She was 41 years old when her plane disappeared.
Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author.Earhart was the first aviatrix (female pilot) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.