Anita Snook was one of a few women's aviatrix pioneers. Amelia Earhart enrolled in her flying class. Amelia and Anita became friends right away. Anita had "Canuck" or an old Canadian training plane that Amelia loved to practice flying in. She had several accidents while in training.
Fred Noonan began his career at sea. At the age of 15, he ran away from home to become a sailor. He eventually went to school to learn navigation. Several years later, Amelia Earhart asked him to participate in her historic flight. On July 2, 1937 they took off bound for Howland Island. After losing radio contact with the plane, their remains were never found. Fred Noonan remains a very distinguished commerical aviation navigator.