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

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.

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.

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 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]

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