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axefurabz
28th May 2012, 10:11
After learning to fly in 1944, she logged 57,635.4 flying hours during a 60-year career in mostly small aeroplanes, flying an estimated 5.5 million miles — a distance equal to about 12 round trips to the moon. She served as a colonel in the US Civil Air Patrol, and became the oldest flight instructor in the world, continuing to teach until the age of 96.

Full obit at: Evelyn Johnson - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9290873/Evelyn-Johnson.html)

corsair
28th May 2012, 10:46
That's about six and a half years in the air. Now I used to like flying but I never liked it that much.

Well at least she enjoyed her life.

Tarq57
28th May 2012, 11:33
Oh, my.
Respect to that lady. Got to have been doing something right.

sitigeltfel
28th May 2012, 11:40
The record for hours flown is held by Ed Long, who flew more than 64,000 hours surveying power lines and whose last words, before his death in 1999, were supposed to have been: “Don’t let that woman beat me.” In a way she did, surviving to 102 against his 83. :ok: