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How has Jean Batten influenced our world?

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July 07, 2010 1:58AM

Jean Batten (1909 - 1982) was born and grew up in New Zealand. In 1929 she moved to England and took up flying.

In May 1934, Batten successfully flew solo from England to Australia in the Gipsy Moth. Her trip of 14 days and 22 hours beat the existing England-to-Australia record of English aviatrix Amy Johnson by over four days

Jean Batten has influinced our world by telling us that the key to every thing is not giving up and she has shown that anyone can do something if they stick to it.