In 1930, Amy Johnson  flew her single engine Gipsy Moth biplane from London to Darwin.

In 1930, Amy Johnson flew her single engine Gipsy Moth biplane from London to Darwin.

Amy Johnson - 1930s aviator After becoming the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930, the pioneering aviator went on to set a slew of long-distance flying records. She died after going off-course in bad weather while transporting RAF aircraft around the country for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War

Amy Johnson - 1930s aviator After becoming the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930, the pioneering aviator went on to set a slew of long-distance flying records. She died after going off-course in bad weather while transporting RAF aircraft around the country for the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War

Amy Johnson CBE, (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviatrix. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a ferry flight.[1]

Amy Johnson CBE, (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviatrix. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a ferry flight.[1]

Portrait of English aviator Amy Johnson (1903-1941) wearing her flight jacket, cap and goggles, circa 1935.

Portrait of English aviator Amy Johnson (1903-1941) wearing her flight jacket, cap and goggles, circa 1935.

Johnson achieved worldwide recognition when, in 1930, she became the first woman pilot, or in the language of the time, "aviatrix", to fly solo from England to Australia.

Johnson achieved worldwide recognition when, in 1930, she became the first woman pilot, or in the language of the time, "aviatrix", to fly solo from England to Australia.

Pioneer British aviatrix, Amy Johnson . 
Amy Johnson was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, which she achieved at the age of 26. Her flying career began in 1928 and other triumphs included becoming the first female ground engineer licensed by the Air Ministry, and being awarded the C.B.E. for her flying achievements.

Pioneer British aviatrix, Amy Johnson . Amy Johnson was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, which she achieved at the age of 26. Her flying career began in 1928 and other triumphs included becoming the first female ground engineer licensed by the Air Ministry, and being awarded the C.B.E. for her flying achievements.

Amy Johnson by John Capstack, c.1934. Courtesy of the NPG. http://flashbak.com/pictures-of-english-aviatrix-amy-johnson-1903-1941-50538/

Amy Johnson by John Capstack, c.1934. Courtesy of the NPG. http://flashbak.com/pictures-of-english-aviatrix-amy-johnson-1903-1941-50538/

At the age of 26, Amy Johnson became the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia.

At the age of 26, Amy Johnson became the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia.

Amy Johnson, who graduated with a BA in economics from the University, was the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia

Amy Johnson, who graduated with a BA in economics from the University, was the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia

Vintage 1933, Aviatrix Amy Johnson and husband, Aviator Jim Mollison in their Ticker Tape Parade in NYC, www.RevWill.com

Amy Johnson – 1930s Queen of the Air

Vintage 1933, Aviatrix Amy Johnson and husband, Aviator Jim Mollison in their Ticker Tape Parade in NYC, www.RevWill.com

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