Mastering any art or science requires quality training. Aviation is no different. In order to be successful, the best training was vital, and the more experience in training, the better. Purdue University was just such a place to acquire those skills. The university’s Civilian Pilot Training Program challenged its students to rise to achievements and make new discoveries, challenges that would not only benefit themselves, but also help create a better world.
Although historians have devoted considerable attention to Earhart’s 1937 disappearance, they have paid far less attention to her role as an intellectual and feminist, writer and communicator.
Even with all the achievements of her life, she was always a writer. Like so many aviators, she found inspiration in the sky.
The celebrity culture of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s was serious business.