“Celebrated CFI Greg Brown receives AOPA’s ‘Let’s Go Flying Award'”

GregPortrait-FCcockpit_5984eSmw1200Jean and I have just returned from the 2013 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Summit in Ft. Worth, where I was honored to receive this year’s Let’s Go Flying Award. (For those who aren’t familiar: a previous recipient is Harrison Ford!)

Says the organization:

AOPA has named Greg Brown, a noted flight instructor and general aviation advocate, as the 2013 recipient of its Let’s Go Flying Award, which recognizes the individual or organization that best demonstrates a passion and commitment to the future of general aviation.

Brown was presented with the award during AOPA Aviation Summit 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

GregBrown_2013AOPALetsGoFlyingAward_0606eSm1200crA certificated flight instructor since 1979, Brown was the 2000 Industry/FAA National Flight Instructor of the Year and was also the first-ever “Master Flight Instructor.” He is the author of numerous books on aviation, including The Savvy Instructor and You Can Fly!

AOPA members will recognize Brown as the author of the Flying Carpet column in the association’s Flight Training magazine. Brown is also well-known for his aerial photography.

Serving as a mentor to numerous student pilots, Brown is the creator of a Facebook group called “Greg Brown’s Student Pilot Pep Talk Group.” The group is used by participants to share flight training experiences and challenges, and to encourage others.

Many thanks to AOPA and all involved, for honoring my work with this award!


12 thoughts on ““Celebrated CFI Greg Brown receives AOPA’s ‘Let’s Go Flying Award'”

  1. Greg, my husband, Gene Steffen, and I met you at your opening at Sharlot Hall in Prescott about a month ago. I was so impressed with your work, I mentioned it to the Gallery where I show my work, the TIS Gallery, on Cortez Street. They normally only show local artists but said they could make an exception in your case since you have a unique type of photography. They have three photography shows a year and I would love for you to show your work there. TIS is a non-profit and only takes 10% from the artist, unheard of in most galleries. Let me know if you’d like me to introduce you to the folks you’d need to talk to. You can check out their website for information about them, tisartgallery.com.

    Mary Kaye O’Neill mkoneill@cableone.net http://www.thelaughingiraffe.com

  2. Well deserved. You’ve dedicated so much time to teaching and listening to all of our journeys. So glad I got to meet you in person whilst I lived in AZ.

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