UK's 'Bird in a Bi-Plane' heads for Australia

Tracey Curtis-Taylor will follow in the slipstream of Amy Johnson, the pioneering British aviator who was the first ...
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Tracey Curtis-Taylor will follow in the slipstream of Amy Johnson, the pioneering British aviator who was the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia.

An adventurous British aviatrix is embarking on a 20,000 kilometre solo flight from Britain to Australia in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane.

Self-styled "Bird in a Bi-Plane" Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 53, will set off in her 1942 Boeing Stearman Spirit of Artemis aircraft from Farnborough, Hampshire.

She will fly across 23 countries, making 50 refuelling stops over the next 14 weeks, before finally arriving in Sydney in early 2016.

Self-styled "Bird in a Bi-Plane" Tracey Curtis-Taylor is flying solo from Britain to Australia.
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Self-styled "Bird in a Bi-Plane" Tracey Curtis-Taylor is flying solo from Britain to Australia.

She will follow in the slipstream of Amy Johnson, the pioneering British aviator who became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930.

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 - AAP

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