Fly with Butch O'Hare

About the Program

Introduction

The legacy of our airport’s namesake, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward “Butch” O’Hare continues to be honored and solidified. A replica of the F4F-3 Gunman Wildcat plane he courageously flew in World War II and artifacts of his Medal of Honor actions were rededicated this year and are located at the Butch O’Hare exhibit in Terminal 2. This year marks the 75th anniversary of his heroic efforts. “Butch” O’Hare’s name has also become a part of folklore, too, and will be respectfully used as a part of our travelers social media experience.

Play trivia now, and learn interesting tidbits about O'Hare, our stores and restaurants and air travel trivia. 


Partnership with DeVry

We have entered into a partnership with IT-gaming students at DeVry University in Chicago to develop an electronic game, “Fly with Butch O’Hare”. The game development is made possible by the creative power of talented IT students guided by professors at DeVry University in Chicago working in partnership with the Chicago Department of Aviation.