Why Famous: Johnson was the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia. On May 5, 1930, she left Croydon in England and landed in Darwin on 24 May.
During the Second World War, Johnson continued her flying career by joining the nascent Air Transport Auxiliary. She died during her service on a ferry flight on 5 January 1941.
- 1930-05-05 Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
- 1930-05-24 Amy Johnson becomes the 1st woman to fly solo from England to Australia
- 1936-05-15 Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon, England having flown from South Africa in a record 4 days and 16 hours