Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Hero

(via silentcuriosity)
Amy Johnson-Born in England, Amy Johnson was one of the most courageous pilots of her time. She set many records, including being the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, in 1930.
She boldly entered the popular arena of daring early pilots who were setting and breaking world records for flight during the 1920s. 
She went on to work for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War in the all-women (and equal pay!) section of the Air Transport Auxiliary and died a heroine in 1941 after she had to parachute out of her plane into the Thames, her body was never recovered.

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