Greg Brown: Cockpit Adventures from the Flying Carpet

Greg Brown: Cockpit Adventures from the Flying Carpet

Ride along with renowned aviator, writer, and photographer Greg Brown in his light airplane, the "Flying Carpet," as he searches behind clouds for the real America, experiencing countless aerial adventures along the way. A former National Flight Instructor of the Year, Greg is author of five books, a former Barnes & Noble Arizona Author of the Month, and recently completed twenty years as aviation adventure columnist for AOPA Flight Training magazine. Some reviewers have compared his book, "Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane," to sixties road-trip classics like "On the Road," and "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." Says aviation author and humorist Rod Machado: “Greg thinks with the mind of a pilot, questions with the curiosity of a philosopher, and sees with the eyes of a poet.” Oh, and per Nina Bell Allen, former “Readers Digest” Asst. Managing Editor, "You don't have to be a pilot, or even a frequent flyer, to soar with Greg Brown in [his] Flying Carpet." So buckle in and join Greg for the ride!... Show More

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August 8, 2020 17 min

“The roaring powerplant and squealing tires soon brought my instructor scrambling from the office.” Rancher-pilot Sky King of the legendary 1950s TV program intersects with the wackiest checkride of Greg's piloting career.

Music by Hannis Brown

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July 23, 2020 14 min

Like fond memories of long-ago lovers, beloved airplanes resurface occasionally from quiet corners of a pilot’s mind. We hear the last three digits of some familiar N-number and are flooded with reminiscences. But rarely do the abbreviated call signs used in routine communications fully match the numbers of actual steeds we once flew — especially when 1500 miles and thirty years have passed under the wings. Along the way, you'l...

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July 11, 2020 16 min

"I much prefer aircraft accidents to being bucked by a horse!" Meet Greg's colorful cowboy-pilot buddy, Baldy, in the northern Arizona ranching town of Seligman. Good times guaranteed! (See associated photos at GregBrownFlyingCarpet.com) 

Music by Hannis Brown

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June 23, 2020 14 min

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us aviators have been sitting around the past few months wishing we were in the air, rather than launching skyward where we'd much prefer to be. So I'm kicking off my podcast series with a story relating to that. New Beginnings; Return to Flight, actually originated when all US civilian aircraft were grounded following the 9/11 terrorism tragedy. Back then, as now, pilots were suddenly ...

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