05 - Twenty Days, Amy Johnson's solo flight from England to Australia

May 08, 2020, 11:01 PM

EPISODE 5: 20 Days – Amy Johnson's Solo Flight from England to Australia, 5th-24th May 1930.

In 1930, Amy Johnson set off on her solo flight from England to Australia. If she achieved her aim to journey in the air from Croydon to Darwin she would be the first woman to do so. Flying in her recently purchased second-hand de Havilland DH.60 Gipsy Moth – Jason – she had her sights set firmly on breaking pilot Bert Hinkler's record for the same journey.

Written by Dave Windass, performed by Rachel Harris, with music by Jessica Dannheisser as part of her Orchestral Portraits album released on Audio Network covering Pioneering Women Through Time.

Website: Amy Johnson Arts Trust