KS Aviation Museum

KS Aviation Museum

 
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Kansas Aviation Museum

Updated: Thursday, September 12 2013, 08:18 AM CDT
 Kansas Aviation Museum
www.kansasaviationmuseum.org

In its heyday, Wichita Municipal was a major mid-continent stopover for airlines. During the 1940s, it was one of the busiest airports in the nation, with tower operators managing the constant stream of incoming and outgoing commercial flights. In 1944, a take-off or landing occurred every 90 seconds.

Wichita also was a major destination for nearly every aviation luminary of the times. Charles Lindbergh, Kansas own Amelia Earhart and many other celebrities crossed the ramp, admired the beautiful art deco terminal and dined in its cafeteria. The story is even told that Fred Astaire once entertained fellow passengers by dancing in the atrium while awaiting a flight.

Youll be amazed and entertained, and youll leave with a much better understanding both of aviation and of Wichitas vital role in aviation history.Kansas Aviation Museum


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