De Havilland DH.60 Moth

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  • The Roles Of Men And Women In The 1930's

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    receive this qualification. With little experience and only 75 hours flying time she determined to break the existing record for a flight from England to Australia. Her father and Lord Wakefield were persuaded to purchase her first airplane, a de Havilland Gipsy Moth, which she named Jason after the brand name of her father’s fish merchant. She left Croydon on 5 May 1930 and landed at Darwin in Australia 191⁄2 days later, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. She did not beat

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