On January 9, 2016, british pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor landed in Sydney, Australia, in her 1942 Stearman “Spirit of Artemis”. The 53 year-old pilot had flown 21,000 km in 50 legs since her departure from Farnborough in the UK in October 2015, replicating Amy Johnson’s 1930 flight when she became the first women to fly solo from the UK to Australia.
After landing, Tracey said she needed “a drink and a haircut”. Her route took her “across Europe and the Mediterranean to Jordan, over the Arabian desert, across the Gulf of Oman to Pakistan, India and across Asia”.
Find out more about this remarkable journey on Tracey Curtis-Taylor’s website: Bird in a Biplane.