2016 is the 75th anniversary of the death of Amy Johnson, Hull’s flying heroine. Born in Hull in 1903, Amy Johnson CBE was one of the most influential and inspirational women of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia and set a string of other records throughout her career.

During the 1920s and 1930s aviation was dominated by the rich and famous and most female pilots were titled women such as Lady Heath, the Duchess of Bedford and Lady Bailey. But Amy was the first woman to gain a ground engineer’s “C” licence and, whilst working as a secretary, she took flying lessons. In 1929 she was awarded her pilot’s licence and just a year later set of solo for Australia!

Amy Johnson Festival will mark this anniversary and celebrate Amy’s life, achievements and legacy with an ambitious international programme of the arts and engineering sciences appealing to all interests and ages.

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Moth Auction date announced

We are pleased to announce that our Big Moth Charity Auction will be held on Saturday 6 May 2017,  2pm at Hull’s Mercure Royal Hotel. Most of our Moths finally flutter away from their current homes on Friday 31 March 2017 although some will be purchased in advance by their original sponsors. A full list […]


Maureen Lipman unveils new Amy statue

The grand finale of Amy Johnson Festival (except for the Big Moth Charity Auction next April) was the unveiling on Friday 30 September by Maureen Lipman of a beautiful bronze statue of Amy Johnson. Modelled and cast by sculptor Stephen Melton, the statue was a joint commission between Amy Johnson Festival Limited and Keepmoat Group, […]


Our on-line shop is open!

Delighted to announce that our on-line shop is now open for business. Most of the festival items are available here: our range of publications from the beautiful photobook, ‘Amy Johnson, A Life in Pictures’ to the graphic comic ‘Jason’ and the magnificent ‘Big Book of Moths’; the ever popular Moth for Amy acryllic badges and […]