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In this March 7, 2005, file photo, Evelyn "Mama Bird" Johnson, 95, poses by a plane at Moore-Murrell Airport in Morristown, Tenn.

Evelyn Bryan Johnson Dies; ‘Mama Bird’ was a Prolific Pilot

Evelyn Bryan Johnson liked to tell people that she and the sky fell in “love at first flight.” Their romance began during World War II, when Mrs. Johnson’s husband was serving in the Army Air Forces and she was holding down their dry cleaning business in Jefferson City, Tenn. She was lonely and looking for […]

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TapTV interviewed Evelyn Johnson in Feb. 2011.

Mama Bird Career Still Soaring

For Tennessee Wesleyan College graduate Evelyn Bryan Johnson, a hobby to battle boredom has become a lifelong career taking her to new heights that no woman or living person has been before. Johnson, a 1929 graduate of TWC, holds a Guinness Book of World Records title for having the most flying hours of any woman […]

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