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Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane (Softcover)

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Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane (Softcover)

by Greg Brown

A great read for anyone—not just pilots! This exceptional collection of flying stories is one ride that should not be missed.

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This is the captivating inside story of the making of a pilot. Well-known and respected author Greg Brown shares the journey of life’s skies as he matures from fledgling to seasoned aviator, encountering aerial adventure and colorful characters all along the way. This book goes beyond traditional flying stories and teaches what it takes to conquer the nagging fears faced by every pilot when attempting to master the challenges of flight.

Flying Carpet conveys the joy and boundless freedom of being a pilot, pursuing the irresistible lure of the map. Whether you fly from an armchair or a pilot seat, this book provides a well written, entertaining and humorous look into our own human nature.

Check out Greg’s blog for flight instructors and flight training tips: www.gregbrownflyingcarpet.com

Copyright © 2003-2020 Greg Brown. All rights reserved.

ISBN 9781560276227

AuthorGreg Brown
Date Published2003
Dimensions6 x 9 inches
Page Count344 pages
IllustrationsBlack and White
Weight1.10 lbs

“Buckle in with Greg Brown and head off to chase a solar eclipse or wrestle with ice on your wings or try to outwit troublesome mountain waves. Each chapter of "Flying Carpet" is a new ticket to extraordinary adventures that transform pilot from novice to journeyman and eventually, skilled aviator. More than just flying stories, this is the tale of a person who evolves to think with the mind of a pilot, question with the curiosity of a philosopher, and see with the eyes of a poet. Pilots will be entertained and wiser for having read it. Non-pilots will thrill to sharing the wings of a skilled aviator. I’m hooked!”
—Rod Machado, aviation author, flight instructor, speaker and official flight instructor for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator

“If Greg Brown can’t inspire you to join us in the sky, no one can.”
—Stephen Coonts, best-selling author and pilot [from the Foreword]

“You don’t have to be a pilot, or even a frequent-flyer, to soar with Greg Brown in "Flying Carpet."
—Nina Bell Allen, Former Assistant Managing Editor, Readers Digest

“Thankfully, we have great storytellers like Greg Brown who conveys his love of flying while sharing valuable insights that come only with experience. Great books about flying are timeless. Talented writers, like Greg Brown, are priceless.”
—Laurel Lippert, Editor-at-Large, Pilot Getaways magazine

"I just finished reading your book and I love it! I can say this is my favorite addition to my flying library. Your stories always inspire the adventurous side in me... This book has inspired me to take a few adventures myself. I fly in a community where a lot of restrictions are stressed on pilots, which tend to prohibit this type of flying. I feel like this takes away from the potential for experience gained. Your stories motivated me to find a way for myself to gain the experience from flying to places that I wouldn't normally go. I thank you for what your book has done for me..."
—Justin, Indiana

"Hi Greg! I'm an Italian pilot, and fresh reader of your great "Flying Carpet" book from Varese, Italy. I quit flying last December for economic reasons, since it was becoming too expensive for my expanding family. It has been a sad and difficult decision, and I feared that, instead of being a pause, it could become a definitive fact. But while reading your book this week (I really devoured it), I realized that flying is still a big part of my life, and I'm not giving it up so easily (my day job is air traffic controller, so no way to keep airplanes out of the door). Thanks for the great stories and narration that inspires a great love for flying and the airplane and people that make it possible. And by the way, I feel inspired also by the way you showed life from a different perspective to your sons: I'll become father for the first time this December, and I'll keep in mind the way you helped them grow up. Thanks again!
—Federico Bossi