Neta Snook

29 Mar 19
Guy Worthey

Fly she did, and very well, and loved it truly.

18 Mar 19
Transportation History

Aviation pioneer Neta Snook Southern was born in the city of Mount Carroll Illinois, in 1896. While best known for teaching Amelia Earhart how to fly, Southern also left behind a legacy of several other noteworthy aviation achievements. Southern graduated from Shimer School (now Shimer College) in Chicago in 1912. Three years later, she enrolled […]

15 Mar 19

15 March 2019 Games nations play are all in the realm of real politik. What many Indians realised last evening was how they had been caught up in this dystopian world, how their waves of idealism crashed when it met the great wall of Chinese pragmatism. Indians while they are so busy blaming Nehru never […]

12 Feb 19
A Landing a Day

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-a-week blog), I use an app that provides a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town […]

08 Jan 19
Women in History

Pioneers in Aviation history Mary Anita “Neta” Snook Southern Neta Snook was a female pioneer in aviation. She is a well-known figure but is often overlooked for other aviator pioneers. She made great strides for herself and women in the aviation profession. She is also known for being Amelia Earhart’s instructor. Mary Anita Snook was […]

22 Nov 18

Amelia saw her first roller coaster at the 1904 World’s fair.after the fair,she decided to build her own roller coaster in the backyard of her home in Athchison, Kansas.Amelia was just 7 years old.During the winter Amelia spent most of her time on her sled.In 1920 Amelia’s family traveled to California. There she saw her […]

02 Nov 18
Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last

Much has been made by a few of the more conspiracy-minded researchers of Amelia Earhart’s disastrous crash at Luke Field, Hawaii, on March 20, 1937, during her takeoff on the second leg of her first world-flight attempt, which could have easily resulted in her death, as well as those of Fred Noonan and Harry Manning, who were also with her in the Electra that day.  […]

29 Aug 18
Mrs S. London

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”  Unknown DOB July 24th, 1897 Disappeared July 2, 1937 (aged 39) Declared dead January 5, 1939 (aged 41) Profession Pilot 5 Fun Facts about Amelia Earhart It was Neta Snook, the first woman to run her own aviation business and commercial airfield, […]

25 Jul 18

H/T Mental Floss. Some Amelia Earhart trivia. Amelia Earhart was a pioneer, a legend, and a mystery. To celebrate what would be her 121st birthday, we’ve uncovered 15 things you might not know about the groundbreaking aviator. 1. THE FIRST TIME SHE SAW AN AIRPLANE, SHE WASN’T IMPRESSED. In Last Flight, a collection of diary entries published posthumously, […]

12 Jul 18
HIST 152 Summer Start 2018

While the dinning facility and the statue of Amalia Earhart were not made in the early 1900’s, the statue was unveiled in 2009, they both represent and pay tribute to Amelia Earhart who is possibly one the most know aviators around the world. Earhart was born on July 24, 1897. She didn’t start her training […]

10 Jul 18

Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart was an American aviator who set many flying records and championed the advancement of women in aviation. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first person ever to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. During a flight to circumnavigate the globe, Earhart […]

19 Jun 18
Lavender Magazine

Sheep Theater’s exhilarating production of The Minotaur or: Amelia Earhart is Alive & Traveling Through the Underworld is an example of a great idea becoming a terrific play. Too often, the opposite occurs, where the great idea doesn’t go anywhere beyond the original thought phase. But that’s not the case on stage at the In the […]