Amy Johnson

Aviator Amy Johnson Full Name: Amy Johnson
Nationality:

English

Profession: Aviator
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.

Born: July 1, 1903
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hull, Yorkshire, England

Died: January 5, 1941 (aged 37)

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Historical Events in the Life of Amy Johnson

  • 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 from South Africa in a record 4 days and 16 hours

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