Monday, August 10, 2009

Jean Batten Facts

Room 7 went to MOTAT last Tuesday and found out these facts about Jean Batten.
Did you know Jean Batten...

... was born in 1909 in Rotorua.

… is famous for breaking flying records.

... died in 1982 in Spain after being bitten by a dog.

... was a famous aviatrix.

... first flew in a plane with Charles Kingsford Smith.

… flew solo

... went to school in Auckland and liked watching the sea planes when she was a little girl.

... survived several plane crashes.

... flew a plane called a tiger moth.

… was encouraged to fly planes by her mother even though her father did not want her to.

… opened the aviation building at MOTAT.

… was known as the Queen of the Skies.

… was the first woman to fly from England to NZ. It took 14 days 22 hours.

… was world famous.

… is described as brave, adventurous, courageous, and determined.


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