In 1928, Mary Heath - the first woman to hold a commercial flying licence in Britain, made front page news around the world as the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London.
Eighty five years later, on November 2, 2013 British pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor set off from Cape Town to re-fly that journey in her own open-cockpit Boeing Stearman biplane.
After two months and nearly 10,000 miles of flying, Tracey landed back in the UK at the Goodwood Aerodrome.
Flying in an open cockpit, exposed to the elements, with 1930's technology onboard is not for the faint-hearted, and the flight represented a formidable physical and logistical challenge both in 1928 and in 2013.
But this sort of flying is just what Curtis-Taylor, the first female pilot based at the historic Shuttleworth collection of vintage aircraft, has been doing all her life.