Amy Johnson Festival

2016 is the 75th anniversary of the death of Amy Johnson, Hull’s flying heroine. Amy Johnson Festival will mark this anniversary and celebrate Amy’s life, achievements and legacy with an ambitious international programme of the arts and engineering sciences appealing to all interests and ages.

Comet Racer Project Group

In 1934 Amy and her husband Jim Mollison entered the MacRobertson England to Australia air race. They bought a brand new plane designed for the race, a DH88 Comet Racer and named it Black Magic. Unfortunately they had to retire from the race due to engine problems. We are delighted to say that Black Magic has been found and is being restored to fly again! Read all about this incredible project and how you can donate and become a part of bringing Black Magic back to the skies!

British Women Pilots’ Association

Formed in 1955 by the women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), the BWPA is a membership organisation that exists to support women who fly or who are learning to fly and to encourage participation in aviation by women who currently don’t.

Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon

The first port of call for many researchers, the RAF Museum holds a large archive collection relating to Amy.

Croydon Airport Society

The Society has an interesting museum and a team of very helpful staff.

Herne Bay Town Partnership

In 2007 the Herne Bay Town Partners won a Lottery Grant to create the Herne Bay Cultural Trail. An Amy Johnson information board will become part of the Trail on 20 September 2014.

ATA Museum, Maidenhead

The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), founded at the outbreak of World War II, made an enormous contribution to victory. Amy Johnson was transporting a plane for the ATA when she died in 1941.

Bird In A Biplane

The website of aviator and adventurer Tracey Curtis-Taylor who is supporting the Amy Johnson & Herne Bay Project. In 2013 Tracey completed an epic open cockpit flight in a vintage Boeing Stearman from Cape Town back to the UK, following in the footsteps of the remarkable Lady Mary Heath, the first person to fly this route solo in 1928.

The Aviatrix

In 1928, Lady Heath became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London. Eighty-five years later, Tracey Curtis-Taylor set out in a vintage biplane to fly that adventure again. Visit this site to play a trailer for a film about her journey.

Sewerby Hall

Has a large collection of memorabilia and personal belongings donated by Amy’s family in 1958.

British Pathé

A fascinating selection of films of Amy making the news.

The Science Museum

Amy Johnson’s De Havilland Gipsy Moth, Jason, in which she made her record breaking flight to Australia (pictured right) is on display in the Museum’s flight gallery. The website has a detailed summary of Amy’s achievements. Click above for a direct link.

The Shuttleworth Collection

The Shuttleworth Collection depicts the history of flight from the early 1900s to the 1950s and shows how the aeroplane operated in the pioneering years, was rapidly developed through necessity during World War I, was used for sport, pleasure and business in the 1920s and 30s and once again became a fighting machine in World War II.

Kent Battle Of Britain Museum

Well worth a visit, this fascinating museum has a large model of Amy Johnson’s Gipsy Moth ‘Jason’ which will be on display sometime in the future as part of a pioneers of flight exhibition. The museum is also planning an Air Transport Auxiliary exhibition as part of its expansion plans.