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Overcoming Milestones With the war finally over, the aviation industry wanted to reach new boundaries and set new world records. Additionally, this sparked the beginning of something new, “a period of record-breaking flights.” (Gruber, 2000) This was either the start of a new milestone for aviation or a brutal end. There were many boundaries to overcome that seemed impossible. However, the period of 1927-1939 was known as the golden age for a reason. At the beginning of the golden age, there were several aviators trying to achieve the next best thing. First, we look at Charles Lindbergh’s ambition to go over the boundaries and in 1927 flew across the Atlantic Ocean to France. (Millbrooke, 2006) This event sparked the beginning of “The Golden Age of aviation in which new aircraft and new aviators met new aeronautical challenges.” (Millbrooke, 2006) Once this gate opened, there were aviators trying to achieve milestones. We also look at Amelia Earhart and Beryl Markham who opened many doors for

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