Amy Johnson CBE, (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviatrix. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a ferry flight.
The ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. Although becoming quite rare in southeast Europe and southern Spain, the ruddy shelduck is still common across much of central and South-east Asia.
Matilde Moisant (1878-1964) was an American pioneer aviator. She was the second woman in the United States to get a pilot's license. In September 1911 she broke the women's altitude world record and won the Rodman-Wanamaker trophy by flying to 1,200 feet. Moisant stopped flying on April 14, 1912 in Wichita Falls, Texas when her plane crashed (the same day that the Titanic sank).
RUTH ELDER. AVIIATRIX AND SILENT SCREEN ACTRESS. In 1927 she took off from New York in the airplane American Girl, with her co-pilot, George Haldeman, in an attempt to become the first woman to duplicate Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic crossing to Paris. Mechanical problems caused them to ditch the plane 360 miles from land, but they established a new over-water endurance flight record. It was also at the time the longest flight ever made by a woman.