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FEATURED: #OnThisDay In 1930, Amy Johnson set off on a journey to secure her place in history as the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia #AceHistoryDesk report

#AceHistoryDesk says #OnThisDay Amy Johnson, CBE, was a pioneering British female pilot born in Yorkshire in 1903. On 5 May 1930, she set off from Croydon Airport in Greater London in her second-hand aeroplane, a de Havilland Gipsy Moth named Jason I, bound for Australia.Amy Johnson’s single-seater de Haviland Moth biplane, ‘Jason’, 1930. Credit: Daily […]