Karachi, November 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): Ms Tracey Curtis Taylor an aviator and adventurer from New Zealand arrived at Gwadar in her vintage open cockpit biplane (1942 Boeing Stearman), today. On her arrival she was received by Squadron Leader Saira Batool, a lady pilot of Pakistan Air Force. PAF will host her during her short stay in Pakistan before departing for her next destination.
The 53 years old renowned aviation enthusiast started her journey from Farnborough (England) which will culminate in Sydney (Australia). Tracey has undertaken this tour to pay homage to Amy Johnson and her epic solo flight to Australia in 1930. Where possible, Tracey will be following Amy’s route and relive her dramatic adventures.
The route will take nearly 13000 miles crossing 23 countries and 50 refuelling stops before reaching Australia. The flight is expected to take 12 to 14 weeks and she plans to arrive in Sydney (Australia) in early 2016.
For more information, contact:
Air Commodore Tariq Qamar Yazdanie TI (M)
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
Tel: +92-51-9507751, +92-51-9261300