Carsten Brinkmann Stunt pilot, instructor

March 04, 1991

Services for Carsten Sierck Brinkmann, a stunt airplane pilot and aerobatics instructor, will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville.

Mr. Brinkmann, who was 74, died of heart failure Friday at his Catonsville home.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Catonsville High School. He served as a pilot with the U.S. Navy 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.

Mr. Brinkmann became a skilled badminton player as a teen-ager. He won several awards as a member of the Maryland Badminton Association. A sports enthusiast, he liked water-skiing and nature walks.

He is survived by his wife of four years, Margaret Pray Brinkmann of Catonsville; a step-daughter, Georgia Stevens of Washington, a 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, D.C. 20002.

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