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Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 6d ago

“Rock Art Ranch,” Greg’s featured past column

Journey Across Time “Never did I imagine ever finding myself in a place like this!” said Purna, as we lurched along the rutted cattle track, like characters from a Tony Hillerman Navajo dete...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 2W ago

Greg’s latest Fine Art Photography Prints and news

“Cloud Quilt:” Clouds reflect on multicolored evaporation ponds, Great Salt Lake, Utah, photographed from the Flying Carpet, homeward bound from Idaho following the recent total solar eclips...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 2W ago

“Good omen?” Greg’s October, 2017 Flying Carpet column

“Oh no! Not again!” said Jean when we arrived at the hangar. “This trip seems jinxed!” A gargantuan steel-grey cloud wall spat lightning across the eastern sky, having sprouted in the hour s...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 1M ago

“Dutch Treat” Greg’s September, 2017 Flying Carpet column

“Hello Greg! I’m back in Flagstaff with a group of Dutch students doing our annual video production workshop at NAU (Northern Arizona University). “One show’s theme is ‘Arizona from Above,’ ...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 2M ago

Greg talks “Flight Instructor Professionalism” with Rod Machado, David St. George, and Russ Still

Many thanks to Russell Still of Gold Seal Ground School, David St. George, Chairman of SAFE (The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators), and renowned aviation author and entertainer Rod M...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 2M ago

“Star Power” Greg’s August, 2017 Flying Carpet column

For pilots to be interested in space and science fiction is only “logical,” but few of us personally experience the interface. I met Chris Barton when he was executive director of the Flagst...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 3M ago

“Low and Slow” Greg’s July, 2017 Flying Carpet column

Ever wonder if you’re the only one apprehensive about launching on your first long light-plane journey? A pilot buddy recently launched on a 1,000-mile cross-country. Like most of us, he gre...
Greg Brown's Flying Carpet Blog · 4M 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 · 4M 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 · 5M 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...