8 episodes

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.” Observes 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!

Greg Brown: Cockpit Adventures from the Flying Carpet Greg Brown

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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.” Observes 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!

    Painted into a Corner

    Painted into a Corner

    Grab your logbook ‘cause it’s time for Flying Carpet Podcast Flight #8, “Painted into a Corner,” about a scary flight facing down thunderstorms in dark of night.

    • 14 min
    Snipe Hunt!

    Snipe Hunt!

    Grab your logbook, ‘cause it’s time for Flying Carpet Podcast Flight #7, “Snipe Hunt!” Those who savor old cars, grass strips, and the aroma of rotisserie chicken, will particularly appreciate this episode. And don't miss the photos at GregBrownFlyingCarpet.com, including "the wolf in sheep's clothing!"

    • 13 min
    Wildfire! How an Airport Helped Save a Town

    Wildfire! How an Airport Helped Save a Town

    This account of how one airport helped save a town from wildfires, is presented as a tribute to the countless Wildland Firefighters, in the air and on the ground, and the teams and airports supporting them, currently battling record wildfires across California and the US Mountain West.

    • 13 min
    Ode to Night Currency

    Ode to Night Currency

    Even after decades of piloting, night landings remain tough, beautiful, a little scary, and immensely rewarding. But just 30 minutes aloft displace all the preflight fears and apprehensions with just a single thought: I CAN'T BELIEVE WE GET TO DO THIS!

    • 15 min
    Sky King & the Old Apache

    Sky King & the Old Apache

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

    • 17 min
    Old Pals and N-Numbers

    Old Pals and N-Numbers

    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.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

alpfowler ,

Fabulous story!

Greg is an amazing storyteller. We felt like we were in the cockpit with him, as he rediscovered an "old pal." Even folks that aren't into aviation would enjoy listening to his compelling stories.

uwecavok ,

Beautiful story teller

I have admired and followed Greg’s presentations since the early 1990’s, and have just finished listening to his pilot (first) podcast. His prose poetic style of story telling drew me in and I connected immediately, as if I was joining on his journey on the Magic Carpet.

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