Kansas Aviation Museum - Wichita, Kansas
The Kansas Aviation
Museum in Wichita, Kansas occupies a beautiful WPA (Works Progress
Administration) building which was the Wichita Municipal Airport terminal
from 1935 to 1951. The Aviation Museum displays its larger aircraft outside
the building, but there are many smaller aircraft and displays inside the
Wichita has long been
called the "The Air Capital of the World" and there are exhibits devoted
to several of the firms which have been head quartered in Wichita or had
major facilities here, such as Beechcraft, Cessna, and Stearman Aircraft.
Volunteers open a couple of the larger airplanes for viewing each day.
The Kansas Aviation Museum is housed in the old Wichita Municipal Airport
The old Control Tower offers a great view, but it would be nice to
see even more done with this spot.
Boeing B-52D, Beech U-8 Queen Air, Lockheed T-33B, Republic F-84F,
Cessna T-37 ,Learjet Model 23
Cockpit of a Boeing 727 formerly flown by Federal Express
1931 Stearman Model 4D - Texaco flew it for 6 years before it became
a crop dusting plane.
The Kansas Aviation Museum completed the Stearman 4D restoration in
Lloyd Stearman's 1960 Mercedes Benz. Lloyd drove this Mercedes until
his death in 1974.
It has 200,000 miles and still runs today.
The final B-1B afterburner show at Kansas Aviation Museum in
Kansas Aviation Museum Map
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