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‘Flying Carpet’ tales make podcast debut‘Flying Carpet’ tales make podcast debut

Former Flight Training magazine aviation adventure columnist Greg Brown is bringing some of his most popular tales to life in the recently released Cockpit Adventures from the Flying Carpet Podcast series.

Flight instructor, author, and photographer Greg Brown introduced a new 'Flying Carpet' podcast. Photo courtesy of Greg Brown.

Listeners can join Brown, a general aviation flight instructor who is recognized for his writing and photography, as he shares aerial adventures he has documented in a Cessna 182 Skylane affectionately known as his “Flying Carpet.”

Some of the stories the 2000 National Flight Instructor of the Year tells are practical or inspirational, while others recall popular culture, delve into aviation history, or bring to life the characters he’s met during decades of flying and instruction.

In the “Sky King & the Old Apache” episode, Brown talks about a checkride challenge he experienced in a Piper Apache, and the backstory of its relationship to the Cessna 310 featured in the television series Sky King. “Cowboy Pilot” introduces listeners to a Western rancher known as Baldy and a Taylorcraft taildragger adventure they shared.

The author of Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane, The Savvy Flight Instructor, Job Hunting for Pilots, The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual, and You Can Fly! is also a noted aviation and landscape photographer, and the host of a social media aviation group.

Brown was the 2013 recipient of the AOPA Let’s Go Flying Award, which recognized his passion and commitment to aviation.

David Tulis

David Tulis

Associate Editor Web/ePilot
AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a private pilot with single-engine land and sea ratings and a tailwheel endorsement. He is also a certificated remote pilot and co-host of the award-winning AOPA Hangar Talk podcast. David enjoys vintage aircraft and photography.
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