During her career, Earhart participated in a variety of different events to promote her career. In 1929, she participated in the first cross-country all female air derby. The press referred to the women who partook in this event as the “flying flappers” and “powder puffs” (2). Another important flight for her was one from Honolulu, Hawaii to the mainland and she was the first person, male or female, to have ever done. She then did her first solo flight across the Atlantic. Towards the end of her flight ice began to freeze her wings and the plane began to shut down, but she safely returned. Her final flight was to be her last to end her career with (2). She would travel around the world, which had been done before, but she was going to do it following the equator. However, this flight would be the end of America’s sweetheart in the sky.