Evelyn Johnson, Female Flyer

When you hear the word pioneer, maybe you think of brave people with wagons making their way through uncharted territory. Tennessee Crossroads met a Morristown, TN woman who has been charting the way for half a century, but her undiscovered land is not through the countryside, but above it. Join Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Guiness World Record holder Evelyn “Mama Bird” Johnson – Female Flyer.


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When you hear the word pioneer, maybe you think of brave people with wagons making their way through uncharted territory. R.W. recently met a Morristown woman who has been charting the way for half a century. But her undiscovered land is not through the countryside, but above it.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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