Jean Batten: The Story of New Zealand's Great Pioneering Aviator
This fully illustrated book celebrates the amazing story of Jean Batten who, born in Rotorua in 1909, was to become one of the great international stars of aviation who braved the skies in the 1920s and '30s. She flew high into the sky in her tiny aeroplane and covered huge distances across the globe in an era well before the advent of jet airliners and only a short time after the motorcar had begun to replace the horse and cart.
Determined to fly from a very young age, Jean broke several world and solo records and attained many aviation 'firsts' in the spaces of a few years. Her spectacular career was the product of fierce determination, commitment, focus, dedicated training, and at times uncanny talent.