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Young Aviators build B-25J Mitchell bomber

John Kellogg, a member of Young Aviators, poses with the B-25 cockpit simulator he helped build. Photo by Julia Lammers

This week at KidVenture, a group of aspiring aviators and their adult mentors traveled more than 1,000 miles to Oshkosh to show off the replica of a B-25J Mitchell bomber cockpit they built. What started as a shell of a treehouse is now a model with realistic controls, sounds and electronics, all installed by the READ MORE

KidVenture aims to ‘repopulate the species’

Owen Stieg of Illinios, age 10, learns how to rivet from KidVenture volunteer James Depew. Photo by Julia Lammers.

It’s a playground for aspiring aviators this week at KidVenture. Located at the Pioneer Airport across from the AirVenture Museum, KidVenture features interactive activities aimed at kids from ages 8-17. “Our mission is to excite the next generation of young aviation enthusiasts with hands-on activities,” says Dan Majka, Chairman of KidVenture. “We have to excite READ MORE

EAA, Dierks Bentley combine to draw large crowds

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EAA AirVenture 2015 kicked off on Monday, highlighted by a performance from country music star Dierks Bentley, which concluded a day packed full of captivating air shows and demonstrations. The festivities began in the early afternoon with tremendous displays put on by stunt pilots and continued up until the much-anticipated concert. Plane enthusiasts and country READ MORE