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The Lady Who Flew Africa
Award-winning documentary film “The Aviatrix” will premiere on BBC 4 at 9:00 pm on Tuesday 17 March, under the title “The Lady Who Flew Africa”. Tracey Curtis-Taylor sets out in a vintage biplane to retrace the1928 flight by Lady Mary Heath, in which she became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London. See our Blog “Lady Icarus” dated 20 August 2013. See also the “Daily Mail Online” web-site to read “the incredible and utterly tragic story of ‘Lady Icarus’ (Lady Heath)”. The RAeC Collection includes the altitude record that she set, also during 1928, as well as historic photographs (below).