Last fall, we invited hundreds of students in the Oshkosh area to enter the airport’s first writing contest. We asked them to tell us what they thought about aviation … both as an industry and as an influence in their lives.We received dozens of responses and after considerable work on the part of our three expert judges, we chose just a few winners from all the excellent entries.
Our story today revolves around one of those writing contest winners, Keegan Flynn. Don’t worry … Keegan’s fine, but the subject of his story was Gerald Brow, a man who was pretty handy with tools and loved boats, cars and airplanes. Keegan’s story explained just how Mr. Brow influenced his life. Ironically, just as Keegan is setting his sites on the future during his senior year of high school, came the announcement that Mr. Brow was killed a few weeks ago when the ultralight he was piloting crashed near Winneconne. Gerald Brow was also an EAA member.
After chatting with the Flynn family, they reminded me of how Keegan and Mr. Brow met, as well as how the two came to work on a variety of projects, such as Gerald’s boat restoration project. The Flynn’s added this note about Mr. Brow and his time with Keegan. “Mr. Brow was a class act. Such a gentleman.” In case you missed Keegan Flynn’s story last Winter about Gerald Brow, you can have another chance by clicking this link.