10th of May 2012
On this day in aviation, Evelyn Stone Bryan Johnson passed away.
At the time of her death, she was a world record holder as a woman for the number of flight hours. A staggering 57635,4 hours (about 6½ years) in the air, and an estimated distance flown of about 5,500,000 miles (8,856,683 km).
At that time only surpassed by Ed Long (1915-1999), had logged more hours (over 65,000, or about 7 years) in the air during a lifetime. She went solo on the 8th of November 1942 and hung up her flying goggles in the mid-'90s of the 20th century.
Other records she was credited for are:
- Oldest flight instructor in the world
- Trained more pilots than any other pilot
- Gave more FAA exams the any other pilot