Amy Johnson's greatest achievement was her solo flight to Australia, made within a year of her obtaining a full pilot's licence. (At the time she was the only woman in the world to hold a full ground-engineer's licence.) In the remote jungles and islands of south-east Asia, her flying ability and engineering knowledge enabled her to complete the flight. Throughout her life she fought anti-feminine prejudice, becoming a major pioneer in aviation. Her tragic and mysterious early death in an air crash helped to turn her life into an aviation legend.
©1976 Alan Reid (P)1976 Ivan and Inge Berg