SOLO2DARWIN

THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

We have just started work on a brilliant story about Amanda Harrison undertaking a huge journey following her triumph over cancer, and trying to encourage women over the world to get into STEM fields. We will be sharing updates of her journey throughout the experience and will be producing a feature documentary film. It is proudly our first Give-Get=Go film.

 

To celebrate and promote women in aviation and engineering Amanda will be flying her 1942 Tiger Moth (DH82a) from the UK to Darwin in Australia. Her plan is to do this starting 11th May this year.

 

9,260 nautical Miles

 

30 days

 

23 countries

 

33 take offs and landings

 

To Inspire women to achieve.

 

To inspire cancer survivors to achieve great things in their life.

 

To promote females in flying.

 

To promote STEM amongst women.

 

To inspire dyslexics to achieve and see dyslexia as a gift not a disability.

 

To create the “Richard Harrison Aviation Apprenticeship Fund” to fund engineering apprenticeships for women.

WHY

Each country will field a woman pilot either from the military or commercial sector to fly alongside Amanda.

 

This will provide excellent promotional & press opportunities at each stop to promote women in aviation internationally and locally.

 

• We intend to hold an end of adventure squadron dinner in London inviting all the pilots to join in and celebrate the achievement.

 

• The women’s squadron will fly a modern GA aeroplane (PA28, Cessna or Grob)

THE INSPIRATION

During the 1920s and 1930s aviation was dominated by amazing and rich women such as Lady Mary Heath, the Duchess of Bedford and Lady Bailey. Amy Johnson was different, she gained a ground engineer’s “C” licence and, with the financial help of her father, took flying lessons. In 1929 she was awarded her pilot’s licence.

Amy left Croydon Airport on 5 May, 1930 in a second-hand Gipsy Moth. Amy had no radio, no reliable weather information, her maps were basic and, on some stretches of the route, she would be flying over uncharted land

Despite a forced landings and many other challenges she became the “British Girl Lindbergh”, “Wonderful Miss Johnson” and “The Lone Girl Flyer”.

SPONSORSHIP

Although the adventure is self funded, there is room for sponsors to help me in particular ways these are 

  • Fuel

  • Overflight Clearance • Handling

  • Accommodation

  • Engineering

Sponsor should have a connection to or interest in:

  • Female empowerment

  • Cancer research or treatment 

  • Aviation

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths STEM

If you are interested in sponsoring Amanda please click below to access her website and get in touch:

SOLO2DARWIN DOCUMENTARY 

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