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Amy Johnson's pioneering solo Australia flight to be recreated by female pilot

Old 11th May 2019, 22:04
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Amy Johnson's pioneering solo Australia flight to be recreated by female pilot

I wish her well

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...reated-female/
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Old 11th May 2019, 23:22
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Imagine doing that trip way back then, very little ground support, NO GPS or radio.
Cant see where she is keeping the 'life boat'?:-) Gunna be hard to navigate with that map glued to the underside of that hatch?:-)
Good luck to her, she sure will need it !;-)
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Old 12th May 2019, 02:39
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Good luck to her, especially after the fraud of Curtis Taylor's "solo" flights it is refreshing if someone is actually doing what they say they are doing, but lets not forget the many other men and women who have done these flights and raised a huge amount of money for charity..

Amy won the prize for the first person to fly from England to Australia as a PILOT not a FEMALE PILOT. She went on to break many records as a PILOT. Amy also did all her own maintenance along the way. If women had been allowed to be anything other than members of the ATA during WW2 then she probably would have been flying spitfires a lot further. So please, don't segregate us as if we need special applause for being a PILOT. (that's addressed to the journos not the OP!)
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Old 12th May 2019, 06:47
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Originally Posted by Clare Prop View Post
Good luck to her, especially after the fraud of Curtis Taylor's "solo" flights it is refreshing if someone is actually doing what they say they are doing, but lets not forget the many other men and women who have done these flights and raised a huge amount of money for charity..

Amy won the prize for the first person to fly from England to Australia as a PILOT not a FEMALE PILOT. She went on to break many records as a PILOT. Amy also did all her own maintenance along the way. If women had been allowed to be anything other than members of the ATA during WW2 then she probably would have been flying spitfires a lot further. So please, don't segregate us as if we need special applause for being a PILOT. (that's addressed to the journos not the OP!)
Absolutely fantastic post! Very well said indeed.

With the air race cancelled this is the only way... solo!

Have fun out there, yes envious!
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Old 13th May 2019, 01:16
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If she carries GPS that will make things a bit easier....telling you yr GS etc without having to work it out.
Clock, map and compass..it worked in the good old days and still does.
Go Amanda !! Adventure of a life time.
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Old 13th May 2019, 03:51
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Amanda has a Facebook page where she is posting details of her progress.

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=648946991
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Old 13th May 2019, 19:57
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And in reverse, in 1933 Lores Bonney flew her Gypsy Moth 'My Little Ship' from Sydney to Croydon, England.

Lores also set a few other firsts, including around Australia and:

"Piloting a Klemm Eagle, on 9 April 1937 Bonney took off from Brisbane and travelled via Indian Ocean littoral countries to Cairo and thence to Cape Town, arriving on 18 August. She was the first person to fly from Australia to South Africa. The formidable journey of 15,700 nautical miles (29,000 km) was her most heroic aerial feat. In 1949 she ceased flying because her eyesight no longer met the required standard.
I was very fortunate to meet Lores in 1987. Charming, wonderful woman!

Biography - Maude Rose (Lores) Bonney - Australian Dictionary of Biography
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I was in Darwin in 1969 greeting at the Aeoro Club the arriving race planes.....and pilots. Many were women but to me the important thing is they were pilots and made the trip.
That said, this pilot has made a hard choice of plane with the current world conditions and regs.
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