Wonderful Amy Johnson

November 14, 1932 British aviator Amy Johnson, known as “Wonderful Amy” left Croydon Airport and landed in Capetown, South Africa four days later cutting the prior record by eleven hours. When World War II broke out Johnson ferried planes from factories to air bases. In January, 1941 her plane crashed into the Thames estuary and her body was never found. The British Women Pilots Association established the Amy Johnson Scholarship which is awarded annually to further an outstanding woman pilot’s education.