Woodie, I have purposely waited to comment on this post until I can find the exact proper words to express what I see:
IT’S A MODERN ART MASTERPIECE!!!!
When you mentioned that you wanted to show the little one something special, it prompted a memory of mine of something I have always wanted to see since I was a little guy and might be within an easier driving distance for you guys the New Berlin. Few people know about it, but the place is a legend in flying circles, even amongst the most jaded, steelie eyed test pilots. If you want to get a flavor for the era beforehand, rent The Great Waldo Pepper, the only great Redford role outside of the Sundance Kid, which featured film locations in Texas. The Great War pilots and Barnstormers lasted even less than the cattle drives, only about 10 or 12 years. I had the honor of meeting pilots like that as a kid; like street cops and soldiers and firefighters and steelwalkers and rodeo riders, they have the souls of a poet and balls of case hardened steel.
A little person’s imagination will take flight when you give it wings, I learned that from my dad who was one dern fine aviator.https://oldrhinebeck.org
Talk about having courage, guys flying around in canvas string bags built out of wood buggy parts with engines burning kerosene. That is guts defined.