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G-AAAH, a typewritten tribute to aviator Amy Johnson

Pioneering English aviator Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930. The distance: 18,000 kilometers (around 11,000 miles).

London-based animator Lizzy Hobbs created this award-winning short film with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of Johnson’s journey. The name of the short, G-AAAH, refers to Johnson’s de Havilland DH.60 Gipsy Moth G-AAAH named ‘Jason’. You can see it at the Science Museum in London, England.

Lizzy Hobbs animation - typewriter aviator Amy Johnson
Lizzy Hobbs animation - typewriter aviator Amy Johnson
Next, watch more aviation videos including Bessie Coleman, The First Female African American Pilot.

Plus: A Chorus of Keys – Beats with old keyboards & typewriters, Jerry Lewis mimes typing in Who’s Minding the Store (1963), and how to make your own thaumatrope.

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