Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lady Heath and Elly Beinhorn

Some activity on the web concerning the flights of Lady Heath and the German aviator Elly Beinhorn from a South African perspective (
Here are a few interesting scraps: John Illsley's book "In Southern Skies" gives some information about these two airwomen. Other books in the SAAF Museum's Reference Library also have biographical details.
The National Archives in Pretoria holds the request Lady Heath submitted in February 1928 to the Belgian Congo government for permission to overfly their territory whilst flying from Ndola to Abercorn.

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