A Famous First
Updated: Feb 14, 2019
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly a transcontinental non-stop flight. She took off from Los Angeles, California, on August 24, 1932, at 4:26 p.m. (EST) and arrived at Metropolitan Airport in Newark, New Jersey, at 11:32 a.m. (EST). In a red Lockheed airplane, she flew about 2,600 miles in 19 hours and 5 minutes.