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Amelia Takes Flight
By: Brian/Alex T.
Wisconsin, Age 11


She first became interested in flying when she saw an airplane at the 1908 Iowa State Fair. Her first flight was at an air show with her dad. That motivated her to fly. Her flying teacher was Neta Snook, who was the first women to graduate from Curtiss School of Aviation. After that, Amelia Earhart bought her own plane and began setting records, but then she sold it.

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