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Amy Johnson Resource

Subject - Hull born pioneer aviator, Amy Johnson
COPYRIGHT BELONGS TO - National Portait Gallery
Date - 12/5/1930
Caption - Amy Johnson in Calcutta during her flight to Australia.

Words - Amy Johnson, CBE - Born on St Georges Road in Hull in 1 July 1903 - died 5 January 1941
Was a pioneering English aviator and was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia in a de Havilland DH60 Gypsy Moth she called Jason - G-AAAH. She left Croydon, south of London, on 5 May of that year and landed in Darwin, Northern Territory, on 24 May after flying 11,000 miles (18,000 km). Her aircraft for this flight can still be seen in the Science Museum in London.
 Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, she set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. She married Mollison in 1932, they divorced in 1938. 
She flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary and died during a ferry flight. On 5 January 1941, while flying an Airspeed Oxford for the ATA from Prestwick via Blackpool to RAF Kidlington near Oxford, Johnson went off course in adverse weather conditions. Reportedly out of fuel, she bailed out as her aircraft crashed into the Thames Estuary.

Heritage learning have been working with the Amy Johnson Festival and BAE systems , to create a brand new  learning resource that uses Amy’s incredible achievements as the basis for some inspirational learning across the curriculum.

If your school is in Hull or the East Riding, it will have received two ‘Discovering Amy’ resources packed full of inspirational source material and curriculum linked activities.

If you would like to download an electronic version of the resource follow this link:

KS1 and 2 Download Here!

KS3 Download Here!

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