FORT WORTH, Texas — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (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’s Aviation Summit 2013 held here this week.
A certified flight instructor since 1979, Brown was the 2000 Industry/FAA National Flight Instructor of the year and is 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.