I'm not going to list all of Ms Earhearts achievements, you can find those here at the Official Website but I will leave you with what she did for women. In the 20s she showed the mass media that indeed, in order to be seen as equal to men, our accomplishments must be far greater.
As it ever was.
The mayhem was brought about when her disappearance prompted the most costly search and rescue endeavour in naval history.
I like to think she made it out of the burning wreck, and settled on a cosy island somewhere, to be found sipping pina coladas under a brolly and surprising the odd sunburnt visitor far fetched tales of flying across the skies in a little red plane.
After midnight the moon set and I was alone with the stars.