Neta Snook

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 […]

06 Feb 19
Just a Mom....

“Everyone has oceans to fly if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” -Amelia Earhart “Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” -Amelia Earhart “Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But […]

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, […]

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 […]

16 Mar 18
The Difference She Made

Amelia Mary Earhart (1897-1937) was a pioneer of aviation, and the first solo female to cross the Atlantic in an aircraft. As well as being a decorated pilot, Earhart was an advocate of women’s rights, a best-selling author, a fashion designer and icon, and an aeronautical engineering consultant. During a round the world flying attempt in 1937, Amelia and her plane vanished somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, sparking a decades-long mystery as to where she ended up.

08 Mar 18
Making Histolines

#vintage #With all the recent talk about Amelia Earhart’s remains, let’s not forget her just-as-pioneering female flight instructor, Neta Snook. 1921 #history #OldSchoolCool #Bot

24 Jan 18
Barbara Lowell Children's Book Author

Amelia Earhart first became interested in airplanes during World War I when she was a volunteer nurse’s aide at a Canadian military hospital. In 1920, she watched her first airplane exhibition. It took place in Long Beach, California. Amelia’s father arranged a plane ride for her the next day. “By the time I got 200 […]

11 Jan 18
Today in History

A specially trained team of four border collies was brought to the atoll to search for bones in June 2017, but the answers remain elusive.