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Amelia: not just another Airhead!

It’s become fashionable in some circles to remember Amelia Earhart as a somewhat flaky, irresponsible aviatrix who is mostly famous because she got lost. She is often portrayed in movies and books as somewhat irresponsible, even a dilettante. 409 more words



Amelia Earhart quotes

song taking shape

This song has been aaages in the writing. The original lyrics were all taken from an Amy Johnson quote about Amelia Earhart’s death, but I lost them when my trusty laptop was stolen, and couldn’t find the quotes anywhere. 442 more words


Amelia Earhart

Howard Chandler Christy  Oil  1933

“We must be on you, but cannot see you – but gas is running low. Have been unable to reach you by radio. 701 more words



Here’s the lyrics as I scribbled them down…


This song is an imagined conversation between Amy and her father. I’ve used direct quotes from Amy – she became tired and suffocated by all the adulation, it became a vicious circle: she had to create new records and become ever more daring to make money, but the attention became too much for her – all she wanted when she began the whirlwind was to be accepted as a pilot, as a mechanic, as a woman equal in a man’s world. 511 more words


Hold My Hand, St Christopher

This song is about Amy Johnson’s famous flight from UK to Australia. Even though she didn’t manage to break the record for a solo flight, she broke a record for the quickest time to India, and by this time the media was hooked on her story. 407 more words


Dayton: Day 1

Today was a day-trip day again. I woke up around 9 o’clock which is pretty late for me. It was a beautiful morning and I was sad I wasn’t going to be flying today. 877 more words