Could This Letter Have Saved Amelia Earhart's Life?

P. V. H. Weems sent the below offer letter to Amelia Earhart regarding training her as he had famed British aviator Amy Johnson (Below). Unfortunately, Weems made his offer too late, as Amelia was in final preparations for the second attempt at her around-the-world flight. What say you; do you believe that with this training history would write a different story for Lady Lindy?

P. V. H. Weems teaches Amy Johnson navigational techniques. Image Courtesy of the Smithsonian

"I believe that within two or three weeks work in celestial navigation and perhaps two or three months serious work with radio, you would be in a class almost by yourself".

Letter Courtesy of the Smithsonian

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