A Look At Some Great Activities And Events For Children Of All
by ANN Correspondent Dave Ziegler
When in comes to stimulating the mind and imagination of a
child, nothing compares to the magic of flight -- and there is no
better place to experience that magic than EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
Below are just some of the amazing activities guaranteed to both
entertain and educate children of all ages...
Duggy the DC-3
On Tuesday, children will have the chance to learn about Duggy
the DC-3 from owner Bob Odegard at the KidVenture Hero Stage from
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Odegard, who owns both the yellow, smiling
Douglas DC-3 and a World War II-era Chance Vought F4U Corsair, will
talk about several venerable aircraft and heroes who flew them.
Duggy himself will be on display all week long at AeroShell square,
and for those who can't make AirVenture, information about future
Duggy appearances is available from www.duggy.com/.
The SkyScape Theater will be showing a preview the brand new
children's series "Andy's Airplanes." The program, which combines
live action and animation, follows the adventures of Andy, an eight
year old boy who loves to learn about and play with airplanes.
Episode I will on Tuesday, July 24 from 3:00 to 3:30 pm, on
Thursday, July 26 from 10:30 to 11:00, on Saturday, July 28 from
10:30 to 11:00 am, and on Sunday, July 29 from 2:30 pm to 3:00
Meet Amazing Pilots
The KidVenture Hero Stage will host a number of well-known
pilots, giving children of all ages the opportunity to meet their
favorite airshow performers and aviation legends - including
General Chuck Yeager, who will share his experiences on Saturday
from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Other notables include Kent & Warren Pietsch of the Jelly
Bean Airshow Team will appear on Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00 am to
11:00 pm The Red Baron Pizza Squadron will take the stage on
Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 25 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm,
and again on Saturday, July 28 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm See
aerobatic performers Kyle Franklin and Matt Younkin on Wednesday
from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and again on Saturday from 11:00 am to
12:00 pm Airshow performer John Klatt appears on Saturday, July 28
from 10:30 am to 11:00 am.
Children's Activity Hangar
Children ages three through seven will find lots of fun and
educational activities at the Children's Activity Hanger, which is
open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, and Sunday
from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Some activities include reading and coloring, making clay
airplanes, puzzles, quizzes, and more. The Children's Activity
Hangar is conveniently located north of the FAA control tower and
southeast of the Honda Forums Plaza. Note that parents or
grandparents must remain with their child. A stroller parking area
Meet Valerie Nichols, author of Sammy The Sparrow: First And
Faster on Tuesday, July 24 from 5:30 pm 6:45 pm and again on
Saturday, July 27 from 8:30 am to 9:45 am at the Authors
Corner/Wearhouse. In the story, Sammy, a sparrow who loves to race,
is shocked when he is beaten by an unfamiliar creature.
Also at the Author's Corner/Wearhouse will be Alice Klaybor,
author of "Meet The Robins', Saturday, July 28 11:30 am - 12:45 pm.
Klaybor's story focuses on birds of a different feather: a family