The film portrays a story of a Dutch woman who
travels to Africa to run a coffee growing
plantation. A more memorable moment of the film
was when Redford and Meryl Streep flew the Gipsy
Moth plane over the Kenyan Savannah. The film
won 28 film awards including seven Oscars in the
year of its release.
The de Havilland DH 60 Moth was a 1920s British
two-seat touring and training aircraft that was
developed into a series of aircraft by the de
Havilland Aircraft Company. This aircraft will
go on auction by Bonhams at the Grand Palais in
Paris, France, from 6th to 7th February 2013,
where bidding is expected to be in excess of
The 1929 American Moth Corporation De Havilland
60GMW Gipsy Moth is offered in excellent
condition with a permit to fly.
The DH-60 Moth measures 24ft long by nearly 9ft
high, and has a 30 foot wingspan. It is capable
of a maximum speed of 105 MPH. It still
wears its yellow-and-black livery and
registration G-AAMY, in homage to pioneering
English aviatrix Amy Johnson.
Amy Johnson CBE, born on July 1, 1903 was a
pioneering English aviatrix. Flying solo or with
her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous
long distance records during the 1930s. Johnson
flew in the Second World War as a part of the
Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) where she died
during a ferry flight.