Amelia Earhart Across the North Atlantic

On May 20-21st, 1932, Amelia Earhart, flying a Lockheed Vega, became the first woman to make a solo flight across the North Atlantic. She took off from Harbour Grace in Newfoundland, and landed in Derry, Northern Ireland, 14 hours 54 minutes later. Here she poses with her red Vega shortly after her arrival in Ireland.

Check out this cool original footage of Amelia’s Harbour Grace departure: