Wonderful news – Tracey has landed in Darwin, Australia, safe and sound. Throughout her journey so far she has been doing incredible work inspiring young women in aviation and engineering and bringing Amy’s memory back to life. She flies on across Australia and is due to complete this part of the trip in Sydney. Well done Tracey! Read more
It was a privilege and honour to be present as Tracey Curtis-Taylor began her solo flight to Australia, following in Amy Johnson’s footsteps. Project Manager Jane Priston (left), Pauline Vahey, Chair of the British Women Pilot’s Association (right), Angela Riddle, friend and the only one of the group who has flown with Tracey, and Candy Adkins, daughter of Jackie Moggridge who flew with Amy in the ATA, commissioned a bracelet for Tracey to mark the occasion. The bracelet was designed and made by Daniel Wilds of Herne Bay. Facebook
A wonderful weekend at RIAT with Tracey Curtis-Taylor, the Women’s Engineering Society, the Royal Aeronautical Society and their Schools-Build-a-Plane team and so many more. It was great to see Tracey launch her flight to Australia and everyone, including Prince Michael of Kent, was keen to talk to her about her up and coming adventure and see the beautiful Spirit of Artemis.
Photo: Sherril Semple and Carolyne Sibley-Harris receive The Wings Around the World Trophy at the Flying Scholarships for Disabled People presentation ceremony. Read more
Successful local author, Faye Beerling, is working with us on a new children’s book about Amy Johnson. It will be released in January 2016 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Amy’s death. A wonderful tribute to Amy’s memory which we are sure will delight readers young and old. Facebook
A big thank you to Dr Owen, Headteacher of Herne Bay High School, and Rossanne Spencer for organising and inviting Tracey Curtis-Taylor and I to attend the school’s International Women’s Day event. We thoroughly enjoyed talking to over 250 young ladies about Tracey’s adventures and Amy Johnson. Fingers crossed some of them will be inspired to consider a career in aviation or engineering.
Please watch The Aviatrix on BBC4, 17 March 2015 at 9pm to see Tracey’s epic adventure from Cape Town to Goodwood.
It is safe to say 2016 is going to be an incredible year for the memory of Amy Johnson. An international festival of the arts and engineering inspired by the life and achievements of Amy Johnson will take place in Hull throughout the summer and autumn of 2016. Following my visit to Hull in January, festival director Rick Welton came down to Herne Bay for a couple of days this week to see our work here. Visiting the information board and the biplane bench and meeting with the dive team(Canterbury Divers). We have also begun work on the commissioning of a bronze statue of Amy for the Herne Bay seafront to be unveiled to mark the 75th anniversary of her death. Facebook