Dave in the cockpit of his 1941 Boeing Stearman, PT-17
After college he earned his commission as a 2nd Lt. in the USAF. While on active duty he purchased his first aerobatic biplane and began perfecting his aerobatic flying in his spare time. He soon obtained an FAA aerobatic waiver card and performed in several local air shows. He later obtained his commercial pilotís license and flight instructorís rating and began flying once again in the Flying Circus Air Show. It was while with the Flying Circus that he developed a love for the Stearman PT-17, and subsequently purchased one of his own.
In the Flying Circus show Dave flies as both the lead and wingman positions in his Stearman for the formation flights. During the airshow, he also performs a crowd thrilling aerobatic demonstration. Dave also performs his aerobactic acts at other select air shows in Virginia and surrounding states.
Before and after the airshow Dave specializes in providing aerobatic rides to those who seek the thrill of a lifetime. When Dave is not flying his Stearman at the Flying Circus, he flies sightseeing and aerobatic rides from nearby Warrenton Airport and provides flight instruction services. To read more about this or to schedule a flight, visit Dave's website: www.BrownsBiplaneRides.com
In his "real life", Dave is an Area Maintenance Engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation and is also an active member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve participating in the global war on terror.