Legendary ND aviator laid to restKINDRED — A North Dakota stunt pilot who died while practicing for the Valley City Air Show last week has been laid to rest.
KINDRED — A North Dakota stunt pilot who died while practicing for the Valley City Air Show last week has been laid to rest.
Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday for the funeral and burial of 66-year-old Bob Odegaard in Kindred.
He was remembered as a family man, a mentor and a legendary aviator who was as adept at restoring a vintage airplane as he was at flying dizzying maneuvers.
One of Odegaard’s many performances around the country was a few weeks ago with the Texas Flying Legends, to honor former President George H.W. Bush on his birthday.
Odegaard also once was a reality TV star. In 2003, he teamed up with former Gov. Ed Schafer and another man for three episodes of The Learning Channel’s “Junkyard Wars.”