Brown’s Seaplane Base was started in 1963 by Jack Brown. His fondness for seaplanes began at an early age, flying an Aeronca C-3 Floatplane on the Kanawha River in West Virginia. This continued during WWII when he flew the Grumman “Flying Boats” and PBYs.
Following the war, Jack was a civilian instructor and test pilot for the U.S. Air Force stationed in central Florida. He put down roots here and became the fixed base operator at the Winter Haven Municipal airport.
Since 1963, Brown’s has trained over 17,000 seaplane pilots from all over the world. Mr. Brown chose the central Florida area as the location for his base because of its abundance of freshwater lakes and superb flying weather.