Featured FLYING CARPET column: “Goodbye, Don”

Home of Willie the Walleye, Baudette, MN.
Home of Willie the Walleye, Baudette, MN.

Periodically I feature Flying Carpet columns from the past. Read this month’s featured column, “Goodbye, Don,” here.

It’s the story of a “long journey North,” Jean and I made in the Flying Carpet one 4th of July weekend, from Arizona all the way to the Canadian border to attend a funeral — and while there, we experienced our best “airport car” ever! The story first appeared in AOPA Flight Training magazine in October, 2004. I think you’ll get a kick out of it!

Photo: “Welcome to Baudette, Minnesota, Home of Willie Walleye. Walleye Capital of the World” See more photos HERE!

2/18/09 Here’s the info for your new ftp account:
If you upload a file named articlename.pdf to this folder, the link will be:


PS: Keep in mind that mid-calf white socks were still sort-of okay back then…

©2009 Gregory N. Brown

If you enjoyed this story, you’ll love Greg’s book, Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane. Autographed copies available!

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