Grand Opera House

Archives: 2015

Young Aviators build B-25J Mitchell bomber

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’

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

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