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Ninety years ago today, Amy Johnson flew solo from England to Australia.

Category: AirTanker Released: 05 May 2020

On this day…. 5th May 2020

Ninety years ago today, Amy Johnson flew solo from England to Australia. The Amy Johnson Arts Trust is running a series of 20 podcasts to remember Amy's daily experiences on the incredible journey she made.

Amy left Croydon on this day, 5th May, nintey years ago in 1930, flying aircraft G-AAAH Jason. She then landed at Darwin on 24 May after travelling 11,000 miles (18,000 km).

The podcasts will be accessible via the Amy Johnson Arts Trust website and will also be aired on BBC Radio Humberside at 14:20 each day.

Amy Johnson Arts Trust Director, Rick Welton, said the anniversary was a great opportunity to celebrate her achievements. As stated by the BBC, Rick gave a lovely reflective comment:

"It's a chance for us all to stop and reflect on everything she achieved in a world that was very different to ours today.

"As the current global coronavirus lockdown highlights how small and closely intertwined our world has become, we can remind ourselves that, in Amy's day, global flight was an amazing thing for anyone, woman or man, to achieve."

For more information, please read the full BBC story or  visit Amy Johnson Arts Trust.

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