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Happy Birthday to aviatrix Amy Johnson! In 1930, the British aviator Amy Johnson flew the Gipsy Moth G-AAAH solo from England to Australia. She was the first woman to accomplish this feat, and as a result, received the Harmon Trophy and was made Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The de Havilland DH-60 Moth was a two-seat biplane of mostly wood construction, with a plywood covered fuselage and cloth covered wings. The Moth readily provided a small, moderately-priced, sturdy, easy to fly aircraft to the public. The DH-60G Gipsy Moth variant was upgraded with the de Havilland Gipsy engine. See "Aviation Evolutions: The Jim Lund 1:72 Scale Model Airplane Collection", which features more than 200 models, on display, pre-security, in the Aviation Museum. http://bit.ly/AviationEvolutions

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This post mentions the following things involved with the SFO Museum collection:

Installation view of "Aviation Evolutions: The Jim Lund 1:72 Scale Model Airplane Collection"
Image by SFO Museum. It was taken on Oct 2, 2017.
Aviation Evolutions: The Jim Lund 1:72 Scale Model Airplane Collection
This aviation exhibition was on display between September 2017 and March 2019 in the gallery, located in