Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was an advocate for women's political rights and supported other female pilots by helping to found the Ninety-Nines, an organization dedicated to promoting women in aviation. Though Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during her attempted circumnavigation of the globe in 1937, her legacy inspired a new generation of female aviators. For more stories about notable female pilots, visit our Planes section within Transportation. For planes and other vehicle toys to entice your future pilot, visit our Vehicle Toys section within Toys / Games.