Kieran was born 13 May 1973 and left this world, without notice, on the 20 March 2019. He is survived by his mother, Bev Jeffery and two brothers, Damien and Nathan Brown.
Kieran had a great love of aviation and his passion for ‘anything that flew’ was always evident. In 1989 he learnt to fly at Camden in NSW at the age of 16 and was the youngest intake for an Engineering Apprenticeship with Hawker De Havilland at Bankstown Airport in the same year.
Kieran had vast industry experience as a Licenced Aircraft Engineer and Commercial Pilot in both aeroplanes and helicopters. He devoted his life to all things aviation and could fly literally anything!
Flightscope Aviation’s director Rod Flockhart (Flocky) and Kieran (Kiero) were lifelong friends with a common interest and unbreakable bond. “Kiero was one of the funniest and most importantly loyal, kind hearted, free spirited humans one could ever wish to meet who really did live life to the absolute fullest.”
Kieran worked as a Maintenance Engineer with Helimuster, Victoria River Downs Station, NT, Westpac Rescue Helicopters, Newcastle and Aeropower, Parafield, SA, as a Line Pilot for HAWCS, QLD, Aeropower, Redcliffe, QLD, and a Ground Operations Manager, Pacific Helicopters, Goroka, PNG.
His love for flying helicopters saw his return to Aeropower, Redcliffe, QLD in 2018 as their Deputy Chief Pilot. “Kieran was a natural and progressed through the different tasks with no real problems and soon was one of our senior pilots and more recently our Deputy Chief Pilot. His ability as both a pilot and LAME were a great asset to Aeropower. He was the ultimate professional and he will be missed greatly”. Roy Conomos, Founder and Chairman of Aeropower.
To ensure Kieran’s legacy lives on, Kieran’s mother, Bev Jeffery, in conjunction with Rod Flockhart of Flightscope Aviation, would like to offer an annual Memorial Scholarship in Kieran’s name.
The winner of the inaugural Kieran Brown Memorial flying Scholarship will undertake training for their RA-Aus Pilot Certificate with Flightscope Aviation located at Archerfield Airport, QLD.