Signed by the author on the title page.
Hardback in very good condition, Technical Books, New Zealand, First published in 1979.
Photos and b&w drawings by L. R. Williams.
Based on "My Life" published by Harrap in 1938, but revised and lengthened.
This is the story of Jean Batten's early life and of all her famous flights.
Jean Batten, one of the great names in aviation history, was born in New Zealand in 1909 & qualified for a flying licence at the London Aero Club in 1930 and went on to fly immense distances in record times in the most basic aeroplanes.
"Jean Batten's flying feats rank in skill and courage with those of Alcock and brown, Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Hinkler, Mollison and the other aviation immortals." At time of publication, she still held the England-Australia solo record (5 days, 21 hours, set in September 1936).