19 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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    • 4.9 • 10 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!

    Pilgrimage to Oshkosh!

    Pilgrimage to Oshkosh!

    Everyone knows this is Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-in week, right?  Well, grab your logbook, 'cause it's time for "Pilgrimage to Oshkosh," Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Podcast #18. 

    Whether you're at AirVenture now or just wish you were, I promise you cross-country time, some laughs, and a fresh perspective!

    So hop in the Flying Carpet with me, and we’ll go check it out!
    Greg

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    • 23 min
    "Parlez-vous Anglais?"

    "Parlez-vous Anglais?"

    Ever wonder what it would be like, flying yourself into a foreign country where pilot communications are transmitted in an unknown-to-you language? Well, here's your opportunity to find out!

    This episode marks fifty years of a treasured friendship, arising under unusual circumstances from a long-ago foreign adventure, and continued over the years through Flying Carpet adventures like this one! 
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gbflyingcarpet)

    • 20 min
    World War I in the Air!

    World War I in the Air!

    Ever wonder what it was like to fly primitive airplanes into battle in World War I? Well, here’s your opportunity to find out!

    “The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul,” ⸺Sir Walter Raleigh, The War in the Air, 1922

    (Music by Hannis Brown)

    • 32 min
    Birthday Flowers

    Birthday Flowers

    When celebrating birthdays with zeros in them, flowers alone won’t do it. So when Jean marked a new decade I sought somewhere special we could fly to celebrate. 
    “But it seems weird celebrating a big birthday in Death Valley,” she said...

    Check out the photos at GregBrownFlyingCarpet.com !
    (Music by Hannis Brown)
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    • 15 min
    Realm of the Ancients

    Realm of the Ancients

    Experience archaeology by Flying Carpet: Earning your wings is more than piloting an airplane; it's about where flying can take you!

    Don't miss this episode's photos at GregBrownFlyingCarpet.com !
    (Music by Hannis Brown)

    • 16 min
    Mayhem Beneath Our Wings

    Mayhem Beneath Our Wings

    “Look!” said my wife with horror. “There’s been a terrible crash!” Glancing downward, there was just time for me to glimpse carnage on Highway 202, the Red Mountain Freeway east of Phoenix. A few hundred feet beneath us, flames and blackened vehicles littered the roadway as we crossed low on final approach to land at Falcon Field. 

    See photos at episode website. (Music by Hannis Brown)

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

LongTail Chris ,

Flying with Greg

It’s a gift to fly with Greg Brown, one of this generation’s best pilot storytellers, via his Flying Carpet podcast. His adventures come to life and pop with realism as Greg narrates with his distinctive energy and enthusiasm. Thanks for saving us a seat in the cockpit of the Flying Carpet!

sballdad ,

Wonderful podcast!

Greg takes his wonderful skill as a writer and transforms it into a wonderful podcast! Stories are entertaining for both the aviator and non pilots as well.

FlywithJim.com ,

Captivating!

There is no other aviation podcast like this. Greg uses his superb story-telling skills to entertain and educate. Every adventure comes to life in a unique and special way.

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