Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah Dunia: Tracey Curtis-Taylor and Her Magnificent Flying Machine
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In the early days of human flight women were some of its truest pioneers. If you asked them though, they would probably tell you they were just adventurous and loved flying - the same as the men who took to the air in those days. But for a woman to take to the sky, to pilot one of these newfangled flying machines in the early 20th century, took a can-do attitude that wasn't normally encouraged at the time.
On January 9th, at 7.54AM GMT, Tracey Curtis-Taylor landed her 1942 Boeing Stearman at Sydney’s international airport. She had just finished a 27,000 kilometre solo trip, across 23 countries, across 3 continents from Britain to Australia. This month, on Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah Dunia, Umapagan Ampikaipakan speaks to aviator Tracey Curtis-Taylor about her incredible journey.
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