High-flying women


Re the June 28 article Modern-day Amelia Earhart lands in Miami: As Amelia Rose Earhart spins around the world with her co-pilot/instructor to commemorate pioneer the original Amelia Earhart’s failed attempt, I hope that she will inspire young women to reach for new heights. But I also hope that people won’t get the impression that no woman has successfully flown around the world before.

In 1964, Jerrie Mock, a mother of three from Columbus, Ohio, did it solo in her simple Cessna 180. She was the first, but many other women have done it since. CarolAnn Garratt, who lives in Ocala, frequently flies around the world in her Mooney airplane raising money and awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research.

Ursula Davidson, Miami

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