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October 13th, Brown flew in the Columbus Day Meet at Oakwood Heights, Staten Island, where Rodman Law made chute jumps from his plane. Brown entered all events and was a major part of the show. Following the meet, he kept his plane at Oakwood Heights for a time and continued to make flights there and carry passengers. There, on November 6th, he took Mrs. Isabella Patterson up to 5,300 feet during a forty-six minute flight. That fall Stevens and Law developed a new "back type" chute, called "Stevens Life Pack," and all the development test drops were made from Brown's plane. It was highly successful and Law used it exclusively from that time on in their exhibition work. Brown had such faith in it that he wore one whenever he flew, and was probably one of the very first pilots to do so. On New Year's Eve 1912-1913 Brown [[strikethrough]] flew [[/strikethrough]] made a flight over Manhattan at midnight which lasted for fifty-eight minutes in the glare of searchlights. On January 10, 1913, Brown and Law performed a mock lifesaving chute drop act for the movies at Vanderbilt Beach. Starting February 1st and continuing until April, Brown and Law exhibited their chute act and daily flying at the Third Insular Fair, San Juan, Puerto Rico, under Stevens' management. Returning late in April, Brown and Law again established headquarters at Oakwood Heights, Staten Island, where, on May 30th, they flew in a Memorial Day Meet. On that day, Brown took up Arthur Lapham, of Weehawken, New Jersey, who wanted to make a chute jump. His chute failed to open and he landed feet first in deep mud, but was quickly pulled out unhurt. The summer of 1913 Brown and Law exhibited at the Halifax, Nova Scotia, Exposition, and that winter they went back to San Juan. During the summer of 1914 Brown retired from flying, sold his equipment, was married and went into business for himself at Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. He later returned to Walpole, where he lived the remainder of his life; he died in 1954. 2
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