KidVenture entertains kids during EAA, and teaches them about aviation

by Alexa Santos, FOX 11 News

Activities at KidVenture, part of EAA AirVenture, on July 25th, 2017. (WLUK/Alexa Santos)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) — The planes are once again flying high in Oshkosh.

It’s day two of EAA AirVenture.

No one is exempt from learning about aviation at EAA, not even its youngest attendees.

Kelsey Dulin, said, “They made a propeller out of wood, they sanded it down and made a beautiful propeller, they did an electrical circuit.”

Dulin and her two kids came from Oklahoma, and they killed plenty of time at KidVenture.

“I think its remarkable, I think it’s just amazing for them to get to do hands on activities,” Dulin said.

Some of those hands-on activities include making a small model plane, doing flight simulations, and other mechanical experiences.

Dan Majka, the KidVenture Chairman, said, “Oh it’s very educational, but to be successful at education, it has to be fun.”

All with the goal of getting kids excited about aviation.

Majka said, “Something for the youth to repopulate the species of pilot enthusiasts.”

Dulin said, “My husband loves airplanes, always has, and I think they’ll both be flying as soon as they can after being out here.”

Some volunteers for KidVenture like Jim White spend all year preparing the materials for the kids to use.

White said, “You get some tremendous kids that come through here.”

Hoping a spark at KidVenture has an impact for the rest of their lives.

White said, “It all starts by coming in here, learning a little bit about what they really, really like to do.”

All activities and in the KidVenture area are free with EAA Airventure admission.


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