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Woman aviator Amy Johnson flight...



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May 25, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1930

* Woman aviator pioneer Amy Johnson
* 1st Woman solo flight from England to Australia


The top of the front page has two column headings: "England Thrilled by Lone Flight of Modest Typist to Australia" "King and Commoner Join in Praise of Amy Johnson, First Woman to Make the Perilous Air Journey--Port Darwin Pays Her Homage" (see) 1st report coverage on pioneering English aviator, Amy Johnson, becoming the 1st Woman to fly solo from England to Australia. Report continues on page 16 with photo. (see)
Complete 1st section with 30 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Johnson achieved worldwide recognition when, in 1930, she became the first woman pilot, or in the language of the time, "aviatrix", to fly solo from England to Australia. Flying G-AAAH, a Gipsy Moth which was the first of her aircraft named "Jason", she left Croydon, south of London, on 5 May of that year and landed in Darwin, Northern Territory, on 24 May after flying 11,000 miles (18,000 km). Her aircraft for this flight can still be seen in the Science Museum in London. She received the Harmon Trophy as well as a CBE in recognition of this achievement, and was also honoured with the No. 1 civil pilot's licence under Australia's 1921 Air Navigation Regulations.

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