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“Mentoring and Marketing for CFIs,” Greg’s webinar with NAFI Chairman Bob Meder

Posted in about Greg, Greg recommends, Greg’s flight instructor tips with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2016 by Greg Brown

 

SFI-2 FrontCover_shadow1200I had the pleasure of being Bob Meder’s guest on this month’s NAFI Chairman’s Webinar. (National Association of Flight Instructors)

As you’d expect, we spoke primarily on flight training and flight instructor topics, with emphasis on key marketing, motivational, and pricing ideas and insights from my new book, The Savvy Flight Instructor Second Edition.

CFIs and flight school operators should find this material particularly relevant.

So if those topics interest you, please have a listen by clicking below! (Also available as MP3.)

Thanks to Bob and NAFI for inviting me to participate!

Greg

Greg’s “Airplane Geeks” podcast interview

Posted in about Greg, Greg's piloting tips, Greg's student pilot pep talks, Greg’s flight instructor tips, learn to fly! on February 3, 2016 by Greg Brown

Greg-SharlotHallFCopening_JanCollinsphoto_5024eCrSmw1200For you Airplane Geeks podcast fans, I had the pleasure of being their guest this week.

We spoke mostly on flight training and flight instructor topics, along with their usual news and industry features. Here’s the link for those interested in listening.

Thanks to Max, Max, Rob, and David for having me!

Greg

“Grandpa’s Hat”

Posted in about Greg, Greg's photographs, life & love on July 29, 2015 by Greg Brown

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Jean and I were walking Kachina Wetlands near sunset a few weeks ago, when up rode this kid, stunting on his bike like you’ve never seen from 5-year-old.

Turns out his beloved grandfather recently passed away, and the only thing he wanted of his grandpa’s belongings was his hat.

The young man told us he wants to be a cowboy, just like his grandpa. Is there any doubt that he’ll make it?!

And yes, he’s wearing “Grandpa’s Hat.”

Greg

(Thanks, “Mom,” for letting me share your son’s pic and story!)

©2015 Greg Brown

Greg’s Fine Art Aerial Photography featured in “Cowboys and Indians” magazine

Posted in about Greg, Greg's photographs with tags , on February 14, 2014 by Greg Brown

C1_PHOTO_0314How exciting to see my fine art aerial photography featured full-page in this month’s Cowboys and Indians Western lifestyle magazine!

See p. 63 of the February/March print edition, their prestigious “Visions of the West” Annual Photography issue, currently on newsstands nationwide. (I purchased mine at Barnes & Noble.)

Additional generous coverage appears on the Cowboys and Indians web site.

This is my first serious press outside the aviation world, confirming you needn’t be an aviator to appreciate Views from the Flying Carpet.

C&I march 2014I’m particularly pleased because this coverage shares the aerial vistas we pilots so treasure with those on the ground. May it inspire a bunch more aviators!

Many thanks to Dana Joseph, Nancy Franzen, Hunter Hauk, and the entire Cowboys and Indians team, for featuring my work, and to you many friends who have encouraged my small successes to date.

We’ll see what the next chapter may bring!

Sincerely, Greg

©2014 Gregory N. Brown

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

Posted in about Greg on October 18, 2013 by Greg Brown

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!

Greg

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