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“My flight was carried out for two reasons: because I wished to carve for myself a career in aviation, and because of my innate love of adventure”

–  Amy Johnson, March 1931


Amy Johnson, British record-breaking pilot and engineer of the 1930s, national heroine and international celebrity, died serving her country off the shores of Herne Bay, Kent, England on 5 January 1941. Amy was just 37 years old.

The tragedy was made more poignant by the mysterious circumstances surrounding the crash and dramatic rescue attempt that failed to save her and also claimed the life of the captain of the vessel that came to her aid.

The RAF Accident Record Card names Herne Bay as the location where Amy Johnson’s final flight came to an end.

Her body and the wreckage of the plane were never found.

The Amy Johnson Project is celebrating and remembering Amy through a number of inspiring projects. Click the ‘read more’ link below to find out all about the wonderful adventures we have had so far honouring Amy, and what we are working on next.