Jean Batten


Birthday September 15, 1909

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace New Zealand

DEATH DATE Nov 22, 1982 (73)

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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.


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.