Open for over 60 years, Brown Flying School was started by Herman Brown at Paul Cox Field, in Terre Haute, Indiana, after WWII ended.  In 1958, Brown purchased land on the north side of Terre Haute to build his own public use airport.  It wasn't until 1962 the airport was named Sky King, after the radio and television series starring Kirby Grant.  Grant was present for the dedication of the aiport in 1962. 

Until 2017, Brown Flying School would be solely operated out of Sky King Airport. Today, Brown Flying School is run by Herman's children. The school offers instruction at two locations now: Sky King Airport and Edgar County Airport, locared in Paris, Illinois.