Maude “Lores” Bonney Ascends

February 24, 1994 Record smashing aviatrix Maude “Lores” Bonney passed away at age 96. In 1933 Bonney flew solo from Brisbane, Australia to London, England. Bonney’s perilous flight took place a full year before Amelia Earhart claimed fame by crossing the Atlantic but, unlike Earhart, Bonney did not have a publicist and was more interested in aviation skill than celebrity. She was awarded an OBE by King George but today Lores Bonney’s achievements have been nearly forgotten.