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 in Cape Town on the 18 November 1932, cutting 10.5 hours off the previous fastest flight time from London and became the new record holder. Photograph by George Woodbine.