Amelia Earhart sets altitude record for female pilots
On October 22, 1922, Earhart flew the Airster to an altitude of 14,000 feet (4,300 m), setting a world record for female pilots.
On May 15, 1923, Earhart became the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license (#6017) by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).
In October 1922, Earhart received her pilot's license from the Federation Aeronatique Internationale. Soon after, on October 22, 1922, Earhart set a women's altitude record of 14,000 feet (4,200 meters) in a Kinner Canary, an open-cockpit, single-engine biplane.
Earhart made her first solo flight in 1922 and shortly afterward set a new altitude record of 14,000 feet in her plane. This record was shortly broken by someone else, and Earhart immediately set out to remake it. She ran into dense fog at 12,000 feet, in a plane with no instruments at all, and almost crashed but was finally able to land safely.
In 1921, the modern-thinking Earhart submitted four poems under the pen name of Emil Harte to a relatively new literary journal called Poetry, which had been founded to promote modernist verse. (Some poems later were lost in a house fire.) Although she failed to publish in the increasingly important journal, she succeeded at using her Airster to set a women’s altitude record of 14,000 feet in October of 1922 at Rogers Field in Los Angeles.
October 22, 1922 - Broke women's altitude record when she rose to 14,000 feet