Tracey Curtis-Taylor finishes UK to Australia flight

Last updated at 12:10
Tracey Curtis-TaylorReuters
Tracey Curtis-Taylor arrived in Sydney, completing her 14,600-nautical mile trip

A British adventurer has completed an epic 14,600-nautical mile flight from the UK to Australia in a 73-year-old plane.

Tracey Curtis-Taylor set off in her 1942 Boeing Stearman aircraft called 'Spirit of Artemis' from Farnborough, England, in October.

She was retracing the route of Amy Johnson, who in 1930 became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia, flying over 23 countries and making some 50 refuelling stops.

Map of the flight path
She flew over 23 countries and made some 50 refuelling stops

After landing in Sydney she tweeted it was the end of a "huge adventure" and also thanked "everyone who supported me".

Her route had taken her across Europe and the Mediterranean to Jordan, over the Arabian desert, across the Gulf of Oman to Pakistan, India and across Asia.

Tracey Curtis-Taylor's biplane over Bagan, in MyanmarEPA
She has flown across 23 countries, including Myanmar - formerly known as Burma
Bi-plane flying past UluruReuters
Ms Curtis-Taylor piloted her bi-plane past Uluru, in central Australia
Amy JohnsonPA
Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930