In 1931, Amelia Earhart set records and barnstormed across the country in a type of aircraft Americans had not seen before. In this week’s Ask an Expert on Facebook Live, find out what connection Earhart had to this unusual aircraft, what it meant for her career, and how it figured into the creation of the modern helicopter.
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Image: Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly an autogiro, which featured rotating blades to increase lift and allow short field landings.
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