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
In 1930, Amy Johnson flew her single engine Gipsy Moth biplane from London to Darwin.
Portrait of English aviator Amy Johnson (1903-1941) wearing her flight jacket, cap and goggles, circa 1935.
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Amy Johnson (1903–1941), 1931 By John A.A Berrie (1887-1962)
At the age of 26, Amy Johnson became the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia.
Record-breaking British Aviatrix Amy Johnson who during WWII flew for the Air Transport Auxiliary -- a supportive wartime organization filled with experienced flyers who were ineligible to fly with the RAF. She crashed into the Thames estuary on January 5, 1941 during a routine flight. The details of her death remain a mystery and her body was never recovered.
Amy Johnson by John Capstack, c.1934. Courtesy of the NPG. http://flashbak.com/pictures-of-english-aviatrix-amy-johnson-1903-1941-50538/
Avant de rejoindre l'Australie depuis Londres, Ami était secrétaire. Ce court-métrage est donc parfait.
Amy Johnson (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviator 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.