Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amy Johnson CBE, was a pioneering English aviator. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a ferry flight. Johnson was born in Kingston upon Hull and was educated at Boulevard Municipal Secondary School. and the University of Sheffield, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She then worked in London as secretary to the solicitor, William Charles Crocker. She was introduced to flying as a hobby, gaining a pilot's "A" Licence, No. 1979 on 6 July 1929 at the London Aeroplane Club under the tutelage of Captain Valentine Baker. In that same year, she became the first British woman to obtain a ground engineer's "C" licence. Her father, always one of her strongest supporters, offered to help her buy an aircraftshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135771507
  • 9786135771503