The Aviatrix

Feature-length documentary, first broadcast BBC4, 2014.

Client: Anette Porter (director), Nylon Films

In 1928, Lady Mary Heath became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London.

Eighty-five years later, Tracey Curtis-Taylor set out in a vintage biplane to retrace her flight.

Her extraordinary eight and a half week journey from Cape Town to Goodwood was nearly 10,000 miles long and took her through 15 African countries.

From the beauty of the wilderness to the challenge of flying through war torn nations, Tracey faces many of the same challenges as her aviatrix predecessor.