Jean Gardner Batten CBE OSC (15 September 1909 – 22 November 1982) was a New Zealand aviator. Born in Rotorua, she became the best-known New Zealander of the 1930s by making a number of record-breaking solo flights across the world. She made the first solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936.
The author’s account of her early years, how she learned to fly. She also discusses the hardships and dangers faced by the early aviators. 190 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm #0721
Batten, Jean, 1909-1982 | Air pilots — Great Britain — Biography. | Air pilots — New Zealand — Biography. | Women air pilots — New Zealand — Biography.