Women’s News: Meet Amelia Rose Earhart, The Woman Flying Around The World In 17 Days


Growing up, Amelia Rose Earhart never thought she’d be a pilot.

Despite being named after the famous aviator, who disappeared while attempting a flight around the world in 1937, the Denver news anchor did not become interested in flying until she was in her 20s.

“I was about 21 when I had my first flight,” Earhart told The Huffington Post in a phone interview. “It was the first time I could afford to take a flight lesson, and I absolutely fell in love with the process.”

Ten years after that first flight, 31-year-old Earhart is planning to recreate her namesake’s failed flight around the equator.

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