EAA Spirit of Aviation Week™

EAA Spirit of Aviation Week: Warbird Flyover EAA Airventure™ 2019 Courtesy & © Shay Boe, photographer
Warbird Flyover
EAA Airventure™ 2019
Courtesy & © Shay Boe, photographer

EAA Spirit of Aviation Week™

“While we can’t gather in Oshkosh, we can still share The Spirit of Aviation. EAA Spirit of Aviation Week on July 21-25 will celebrate the entire aviation community by showcasing the spectrum of flight in a virtual way. Share your favorite aviation experiences on social using #EAAtogether!”

https://EAAtogether.org/

 

 

Spirit of Aviation Week Events: https://www.EAAtogether.org/calendar
Note: We understand these presentations will be available “on-demand” after the live presentations.

Amelia Earhart Day July 24

Amelia Earhart Courtesy Wikimedia as well as Underwood & Underwood --Public Domain--
Amelia Earhart
Courtesy Wikimedia as well as Underwood & Underwood
–Public Domain–

Amelia Earhart was a magnificent woman that changed the course of aviation. July 24th, known to us as Amelia Earhart Day, was her birthday, and we would like at take a little time to celebrate her and talk about her amazing feats.

She was born on July 24th, 1897, and saw her first plane when she was 10 years old. She referred to it as “…a rusty thing of wire and wood and looked not at all interesting.” She was not even into planes until December 28th, 1920 when she took a ride in one with pilot Frank Hawks. Her first feat was flying to an altitude of 14,000 feet, the highest a woman had ever flown at the time. After that she was the first woman to ever fly across the Atlantic Ocean! She also became the first human to fly solo over the Pacific Ocean. Then, Amelia turned 40. She wanted to do one more thing; be the first person to fly around the world. Sadly though, on her voyage, she got lost. At the time of the writing of this post, her wreckage has still not been found. But we remember her greatly, for all the steps in aviation she took.

At HAWK, we can use some of the things we know about her to help us. Like how to prepare for even the smallest errors, so that we don’t get lost on our journeys.

Credits:

Images: Courtesy Wikimedia as well as Underwood & Underwood
–Public Domain–<
Text: Trevor,
Included Links: Trevor

Additional Reading

https://www.ameliaearhart.com/biography/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Amelia-Earhart

https://medium.com/faa/amelia-earharts-ascent-through-the-ranks-of-aviation-9b9cddb438db

Our First Day Back

We had a successful first day back.
The Cherokee received a long needed scrub down.
The bugs are gone!

See you next week:
Our new hours are 9 am to 1 pm, lunch optional after 1 pm.

A newsletter is in the works.
Oshkosh may be cancelled for this year, but we have a lot of good news coming for HAWK kids and mentors.