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Listen to “Flying the Mists of Time,” Greg’s Flying Carpet Podcast Flight #9
Ever heard of anyone sowing terror from a tiny 2-seat Cessna 150 trainer? Well, grab your logbook ‘cause it’s time for Flying Carpet Podcast Flight #9, “Flying the Mists of Time,” about a little-known aviation event leading up to one of the US’s most heinous terrorist acts.
Check out the Sterling Hall bombing here. When I described looking up to blue skies through the windows, I failed to mention that it was six stories of windows! It’s astonishing that more people weren’t killed. Oh, and note the FBI wanted poster…
Photo: A two-seat Cessna trainer, similar to that used in the New Years aerial bombing attempt.
PS: To learn more about the events, characters, and details surrounding this story, read Rads, an excellent nonfiction book by Tom Bates I learned about from Field Morey. Here’s a link:
Podcast music by Hannis Brown.
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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
“You don’t have to be a pilot, or even a frequent flyer, to soar with Greg Brown in [his] Flying Carpet.” — Nina Bell Allen, former Assistant Managing Editor, Readers Digest
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