Jean Batten

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Birthday
15, 1909
Birthplace
New Zealand
DEATH DATE
Nov 22, 1982 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1909
Birthplace
New Zealand
DEATH DATE
Nov 22, 1982 (73)

About

Popular New Zealand aviatrix who broke multiple flying records during the 1930s.

Before Fame

She began planning for her record-breaking England-to-Australia flight while she was still studying for her pilot's license.

Trivia

She became the first woman to fly solo across the South Atlantic Ocean.

Family Life

Her mother encouraged her dream of flying and signed her up for lessons with an Australian pilot.

Associated With

She and Opal Kunz inspired future generations of female pilots.