Golden Age Pioneers - Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Early in 1930, she chose her objective: to fly solo to Australia and to beat Bert Hinkler's record of 16 days. At first, her efforts to raise financial support failed, but eventually Lord Wakefield agreed his oil company should help. Amy's father and Wakefield shared the 600 pound purchase price of a used DH Gypsy Moth (G-AAAH) and it was named Jason after the family business trademark.

Amy set off alone in a single engine Gypsy Moth from Croydon on May 5, 1930, and landed in Darwin on May 24, an epic flight of 11,000 miles. She was the first woman to fly alone to Australia.

Amy Johnson Primary School

Mollison Drive, Roundshaw, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9JN

office@amyjohnson.sutton.sch.uk

Tel: 020 8669 3978

Interim Executive Head Teacher: Mrs S Roberts

Interim Head of School: Mrs N Wright