Amelia & Neta

“I’ll never forget the day she and her father came to the field. I liked her on sight.” — Neta Smook

“I want to fly. Will you teach me? — Amelia Earhart

So in 1920, Neta, already famous in her own right as an aviator became the flying instructor for Amelia. They would be teacher and student, but they would also become close friends.

Here in this photo, the two stand together in front of Amelia’s Kinner Airster, circa 1921.