Amy Johnson at the controls of ‘Jason’ in Australia in 1930. Pioneering Australian aviator Frank Follet is in the front passenger seat. (image credit: Ted Hood via State Library of New South Wales)

Amy Johnson

A remarkable life and the enduring mystery of her tragic death.

The late arrival of the inbound flight she had piloted from Hatfield, in Hertfordshire, prevented Amy Johnson from departing Prestwick, Scotland any earlier than 4.00 pm on that afternoon in early January of 1941. Darkness was already beginning to fall. The most direct route from Prestwick to her eventual destination of Royal Air Force…