Room 7 went to MOTAT last Tuesday and found out these facts about 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.