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UK To Australia – Flying In The Slipstream of Amy Johnson

Flying 14,500 miles across 23 countries recreating Amy Johnson’s famous long-distance flight, Tracey Curtis-Taylor  landed in Sydney Australia in January 2016. The modern-day adventurer flew ‘in the slipstream’ of Amy in Spirit of Artemis, an open cockpit biplane, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Beverley born aviation icon’s, pioneering solo-flight in May 1930.  Continue reading

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Remembering Amy – 75th Anniversary for Hull Aviation Heroine

‘It can’t be done – hold tight and watch’ this is a quote taken from an article written by Amy Johnson in Woman Engineer.  In a series of articles written in the 1930s Amy confronts head-on, traditional gender roles and expectations. She had quite a bit to say on the subject of women’s liberation and equality; just one of the many things the Kardomah 94 audience learned tonight, about Hull’s high-flying heroine.  Continue reading

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