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Jennifer Murray

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Children  3
Name  Jennifer Murray
Spouse  Simon Murray (m. 1965)

Jennifer Murray High creativity the Extraordinary World of Jennifer Murray

Born  June 1940Providence, Rhode Island
Known for  First helicopter circumnavigation of the globe by a woman
Books  Polar First, Broken Journey, 'Twas a Dark and Stormy Ni, Now solo, Flight and Fancy: The Airline In

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Jennifer Murray (born June 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island) circumnavigated the globe aboard a Robinson R44 helicopter the distance of 36,000 miles in 97 days in 2000, earning her the current Guinness World Record for the first helicopter circumnavigation by a woman.


She is the daughter of Sir William Mather, the British industrialist who was chairman of Mather & Platt.

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Awards and honours

  • Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee 2005
  • The Gambia issued a postage stamp in her honour in 2004
  • Royal Aero Club - 1997 Silver Medal, 2000 Britannia Trophy
  • Brabazon Cup
  • Harmon Trophy
  • Inducted in Forest of Friendship
  • Fastest circumnavigation

    In August 1997 she flew around the world with Quentin Smith in her Robinson R44. On 6 September 2000, Murray became the first woman to make a solo flight around the world in a helicopter. The journey took 97 days.

    Pole to pole

    In 2007 Murray successfully co-piloted a circumnavigation of the Earth by the north and south poles with pilot Colin Bodill. Their first attempt in 2003 ended in a near fatal crash in Antarctica.

    Racing The Planet Nepal

    Jennifer is an entrant for Racing the Planet Nepal, a 250 km Ultramarathon starting on 20 November 2011. If she finishes the race she will set a world record as the oldest female to complete an Ultramarathon. She is running to raise funds for The Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute.


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