Amy Johnson was born in Kingston upon Hull in England on the first of July of 1903. She was educated at Boulevard Municipal Secondary School and then she studied at the University of Sheffield where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Amy achieved worldwide recognition when, in 1930, she became the first woman pilot. She received the Harmon Trophy and also a CBE for his courage.
In July 1931, Johnson and her co-pilot Jack Humphreys became the first pilots to fly from London to Moscow in one day.
On 29 July 1932, Amy Johnson and Jim Mollison got married. Then they became a duo. But one day when they were flying above the USA they ran out of fuel. Both were injured but they recovered after a days.
In 1940, during the Second World War, Johnson joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).Her job was to transport Royal Air Force aircraft around the country.
On 5 January 1941, when she was flying her aircraft crashed and she died. During her life Johnson was recognized in many ways, and she became a hero for a lot of people.