Monday’s Inspiration: From England to Australia in an open cockpit Stearman


Canada-based British adventurer Tracey Curtis-Taylor has some idea what aviation pioneer Amy Johnson went through to become the first female pilot to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930.

 

Landing in Darwin after 20 days of flying in an open cockpit 1942 Boeing Stearman, Curtis-Taylor described seeing the Australian coastline as a feeling of “euphoria, relief”.

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2 thoughts on “Monday’s Inspiration: From England to Australia in an open cockpit Stearman

  1. John M January 11, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Given her piloting accomplishments and her varied previous vocations – “‘diamond valuer’ and a stint with the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign Office in Whitehall,” she should find a good editor and write her own “West with the Night.”

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    • flynthings January 11, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      More like east with the night? 🙂

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