Ride along with renowned aviator, writer, and photographer Greg Brown in his light airplane, the “Flying Carpet,” as he searches behind clouds for the real America, experiencing countless aerial adventures along the way.
Listen to “Wildfire! How an Airport Helped Save a Town,” Greg’s Flying Carpet Podcast Flight #6
This account of how one airport helped save a town from wildfires, is presented as a tribute to the countless wildland firefighters, in the air and on the ground, and the teams and airports supporting them, currently battling record wildfires assaulting California and the US Mountain West.
Podcast music by Hannis Brown.
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Episode #6 “Wildfire!” Photos
Orville Wiseman photos, except where noted otherwise.
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A former National Flight Instructor of the Year, Greg is author of five books, a former Barnes & Noble Arizona Author of the Month, and recently completed twenty years as aviation adventure columnist for AOPA’s Flight Training magazine. Some reviewers have compared his book, “Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane,” to sixties road-trip classics like “On the Road,” and “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”
“Greg thinks with the mind of a pilot, questions with the curiosity of a philosopher, and sees with the eyes of a poet.” — Rod Machado, aviation author and humorist
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3 thoughts on ““Wildfire!” How an Airport Helped Save a Town,” Greg’s Flying Carpet Podcast, Flight #6”
Listening to your Wildfire podcast as we in British Columbia experience the significantly reduced visibilities (1 1/2 SM) and air quality due to the plethora of wildfires along the West Coast and interior states. The only air quality experiences worse than this were those we experienced while living in Colorado Springs during the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest wildfires of 2012 and 2013. We were mandatorily evacuated for the Black Forest fire for 48 hours and witnessed DC-10 slurry drops just across highway 83 from us as we packed up our vehicles.
Be safe everyone!
We thought it was bad here at the time, Darren, but wow, compared to what’s going on now…!