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Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 2W ago

“Planning Someday” Greg’s June, 2017 Flying Carpet column

Crossing the continent by Flying Carpet Jean and I recently flew North America from Arizona to Illinois, Michigan, Quebec, Massachusetts, and back. Following such journeys, aviator friends a...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 3W ago

“Eclipse!” Greg’s featured past column

North America’s first total solar eclipse in decades will span the entire continent this coming August 21st, 2017. For those wondering what a total solar eclipse might be like and whether it...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 1M ago

“Land on a Cloud” Greg’s May, 2017 Flying Carpet column

There’s nothing like flying to escape the beaten path. Returning from Massachusetts to Arizona, Jean and I steered for Warren and Melissa Smith’s private Atlanta, Illinois farm strip. Landin...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 2M ago

“Big Kids Aloft” Greg’s April, 2017 Flying Carpet column

We relaxed with our son Hannis and his fiancée Marissa on Richmond Pond in western Massachusetts, our fourth flying destination crossing the continent from Arizona. Marissa’s folks Alex and ...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 3M ago

“Parlez-vous Anglais?” Greg’s March, 2017 Flying Carpet column

“Be aware of a Citation jet practicing instrument approaches, and numerous aircraft flying the Trois-Rivières traffic pattern,” cautioned Montreal Center after issuing our instrument clearan...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 4M ago

Choosing a good flight instructor

Originally posted on Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog: The single most important factor in good flight training is lining up an excellent flight instructor (“CFI”). Since flying is largely ta...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 4M ago

Greg’s latest “Pilot Achievement Plaque”

I thought you might enjoy seeing my latest Pilot Achievement Plaque, ordered for Scott Tabako Sr. by his son Scott Jr. to celebrate Scott Sr. earning his private pilot certificate, and featu...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 4M ago

“Full Circle,” Greg’s February, 2017 Flying Carpet column

Bienvenue au Québec! You’d expect a flying carpet to deliver you to enchanted destinations. Well, 2,000 miles and fifteen flight hours from home over French Canada, Jean and I truly felt our...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 5M ago

“O, Canada,” Greg’s January, 2017 Flying Carpet column

Crossing Borders When a family wedding beckoned from Chicago, our first thought was to book airline tickets because it’s too far to fly for a weekend. But then Jean and I got to talking. Thi...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 6M ago

Introducing Greg’s 2017 photo wall calendars!

2017 “Views from the Flying Carpet” Photo Wall Calendars Here come my 2017 “Views from the Flying Carpet” aerial photo wall calendars, filled with my favorite aviator’s-eye views from around...