BATTEN (Jean, 1909-1982, Early Aviatrix who broke Amy JOHNSON's record for the flight from England to Australia, and Writer)

Very Fine Photo Signed and dated showing her head and shoulders wearing her flying hat and goggles, 8½" x 6½", Estonia,

This photo was taken when she visited Estonia on 16th February 1939.
In May 1934, Batten successfully flew solo from England to Australia in the Gipsy Moth. Her trip of 14 days and 22 hours beat the existing England-to-Australia women's record of English aviator Amy Johnson by over four days. For this achievement and for subsequent record-breaking flights, she was awarded the Harmon Trophy three times (1935, 1936, 1937). In 1936 she set another world record with a solo flight from England to New Zealand. At her birthplace of Rotorua she was honoured by local Māori, as she had been after the 1934 journey.

Item Date:  1939

Stock No:  40663      £275

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