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.

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 - 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

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.

English aviator Amy Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930's and flew in the Second World War as part of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).

English aviator Amy Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930's and flew in the Second World War as part of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).

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Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to  fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed

Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed

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