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Amy’s flight to Australia was the first of many long journeys by air.

Amy with 'Jason III'
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Amy with ‘Jason III’ during her unsuccessful attempt to fly to Peking in 1931.

Amy and Jack Humpheys visiting Francis Chichester
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Amy and Jack Humpheys (right) visiting Francis Chichester in hospital in Japan, 1931. Chichester was another long-distance flier. In 1966/7 Sir Francis became the first solo sailor to race around the world eastbound with only one port of call, Sydney. He received a knighthood and his yacht Gipsy Moth IV is preserved in Greenwich.

Amy in the cabin of Desert Cloud
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Amy in the cabin of Desert Cloud – note the large extra fuel tank behind her seat.