People have imitated Amelia Earhart in many ways.
In 1967, Ann Dearing Holtgren Pellegreno and a crew of three successfully flew a similar aircraft (a Lockheed 10A Electra) to complete a world flight that closely mirrored Earhart’s flight plan. On the 30th anniversary of her disappearance, Pellegreno dropped a wreath in Earhart’s honor over tiny Howland Island and returned to Oakland, completing the 28,000-mile (45,000 km) commemorative flight on July 7, 1967.
Through the efforts of Earhart and other proponents of aviation like the female pilot’s association, the Ninety-Nines, many women have earned their pilots license. Despite their encouragement the Federal Aviation Administration reports that only 6% of U.S. pilots are female.