In recognition of her achievements her home city of Hull held a two-month long festival this summer. One of the exhibits was a mass engagement art project entitled a Moth for Amy. Artists and designers were invited to submit their designs for decorating a moth. The result is 59 unique artworks, large fibreglass moths, each bearing a different design. These sculptures are dotted around Hull and will remain in situ until 31 March 2017 when they will see in Hull as the UK City of Culture.
To see all the designs go to http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/moth-gallery/
Amy was very much a feminist pioneer too. The first British woman to qualify as an aeronautical engineer and a single-minded determination to show that the idea that aeroplanes and engineering was a male preserve.
A remarkable woman who packed so much into a very short life.
Words to the Wise have recreated Amy’s autobiography Sky Roads of the World as an ebook. To buy a copy look here or go to Amazon and other ebook retailers.