Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The American press nicknamed her "Lady Lindy" after Charles Lindbergh, another record-breaking American pilot.

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In 1934, Amelia Earhart communicated with the Adventure Society over the radio in their base camp.

Amelia Earhart in 1934.

In January 1935, Earhart was attempting to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean when she spotted a sinking ship with a survivor in a diving suit on board. Flying around for another pass, the survivor used a rope to lash onto her plane, and eventually climbed aboard. He turned out to be an acquaintance of hers: Indiana Jones.

As she was trying to be the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to the mainland United States, she told Jones that he would be kicked out at the first boat she saw. Jones kept her secret, and Earhart's flight was another record for the history books.

In 1937, this time attempting to travel the world, Earhart disappeared in the Pacific, and her body was never recovered.

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