Amy Johnson, 17 November 1932.
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Amy Johnson (1903-1941) in a Grosvenor Hotel room studying maps before her solo flight to Cape Town, South Africa. She arrived on the 18 November 1932 and became the new record holder, cutting 10.5 hours off the previous fastest flight time from London. Photograph by George Woodbine.