Evelyn Bryan Johnson

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Evelyn Bryan Johnson received her private pilot's license in 1945, her commercial license in 1946, and her flight instructor's certificate in 1947. In 1949, she purchased half interest in Morristown (Tennessee) Flying Service and in 1962, purchased her partner's interest and became full owner and airport manager. In 1982 she sold Morristown Flying Service to devote more time to flight instructing and examinations. Evelyn was a flight instructor for 45 years. She has given flight examinations for various licenses and certificates for the FAA to more than 9,000 applicants. In 1991, she passed her 50,000th hour of logged flight time, believed to be the most ever accumulated by a woman pilot. Johnson's scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other papers from the period 1930 to 2002 are housed in the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University. She died at the age of 102 years in 2012.

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