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US: Pioneering female pilot Johnson dies at 102

Evelyn Bryan Johnson held the Guinness Book of World Records certificate for most hours in the air for a female pilot.



Johnson City: Pioneering female pilot and Guinness world record holder Evelyn Bryan Johnson has died. She was 102.

The Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Tennessee, said she died yesterday.

Johnson held the Guinness Book of World Records certificate for most hours in the air for a female pilot.

She started flying in 1944 and was known to her students as "Mama Bird”.

Johnson was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007. At that time, she had been flying for 55 years and had spent the equivalent of seven years in flight.

PTI

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