Twenty Days is an online celebration in the form of a daily diary, an evidence-based, first-person retelling of the highs, the lows and the unexpected incidents that the 26-year-old Hull hero experienced en route to making history.

20 Days – Amy Johnson’s Solo Flight from England to Australia

In 1930, Amy Johnson set off on her solo flight from England to Australia. If she achieved her aim to journey in the air from Croydon to Darwin she would be the first woman to do so. Flying in her recently purchased second-hand de Havilland DH.60 Gipsy Moth – Jason – she had her sights set firmly on breaking pilot Bert Hinkler’s record for the same journey.

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Ninety years ago, Amy Johnson was enjoying her newfound fame. A world tour beckoned. Here she is pictured waving to well wishers with flowers in Sydney, being met by crowds in London and, on 11 Aug 1930, taxiing home to fans, friends and family at Hedon Aerodrome, in Hull.
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By the time Amy Johnson landed in Darwin on 24th May 1930, she was big news all over the world.

For the past 20 days the Hull Daily Mail has helped us to tell the story of the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in her home city by serialising our version of her diary, Twenty Days, written by Dave Windass.

Created by Amy Johnson Arts Trust to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Amy Johnson's record-breaking flight.
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