Carsten S. Brinkmann


Carsten Sierck Brinkmann, a stunt airplane pilot and aerobatics instructor, died of heart failure Friday at his Catonsville home. He was 74.

Services for Mr. Brinkmann will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Witzke funeral establishment, 1630 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Catonsville High School. During World War II, he served as a Navy pilot from 1942 to 1946.

After the war, he worked in construction before he became a full-time flight instructor -- first independently, and then for Frederick Aviation, an aircraft sales and services company at Frederick Airport.

Mr. Brinkmann performed and helped organize air shows along the East Coast. A member of several pilot organizations, including Quiet Birdmen and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, he still was teaching stunt flying at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife of four years, Margaret Pray Brinkmann of Catonsville; a step-daughter, Georgia Stevens of Washington; cousin, Theodore Sierck Brinkmann of Ellicott City; two nieces, Holly Sierck and Heidi Ann Brinkmann of Columbia Hills; and a granddaughter.

Contributions in his name may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, 1400 16th Street N.W., Washington 20002.

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