Sherrow completes cross-country flight

Seventeen-year-old Brady Sherrow earlier this year flew into Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from Viburnum, Missouri, on his longest cross-country trip yet, and just two weeks after earning his private pilot's certificate.

Sherrow is a senior at Viburnum High School and is the son of Kent and Angie (Loehnig) Sherrow, and grandson of Terry and Marilyn Loehnig, McKittrick; and Barb Sherrow, Chillicothe, Missouri. The family provided information on the achievement to the Advertiser-Courier.

Sherrow has been a participant in activities with the Experimental Aircraft Association since 2012. He said his family's support has been important to him.

It took him six hours to make the flight to Oshkosh as part of EAA's AirVenture 2021. That included three stops. Sherrow said it was a great flight, but somewhat nerve-wracking too. He said he spent much time in preparations for the flight. He credits his father for the inspiration to fly. His father flew military helicopters for a couple of years before returning to aviation in 2010, encouraging the entire family to follow suit. Sherrow said he learned to fly in his father's Cessna 150. He made the cross-country flight in a 1946 Aeronca Champ, and said his father kept him accountable.