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

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

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Photo Gallery: Stylish Pilots of the Early 20th Century

Amy Johnson (1903-1942) pioneering English aviator. The first aviatrix, to fly solo 11,000 miles (18,000 km) from England to Australia (in a Gipsy Moth), with a co-pilot she flew London to Moscow in one day, and then across Siberia and on to Tokyo, setting a record time for flying from Britain to Japan

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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. During World War II Johnson flew the new planes from factory to air bases.

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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

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How to Build a Genealogy Research Plan

A research plan is more than a to-do list. It's a framework that will help you be more productive and less frustrated.

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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

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Honey Soy Baked Chicken Thighs

This easy and delicious Honey Soy Baked Chicken Thighs recipe will become a regular feature on your weeknight menu.

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