Kansas Aviation Museum

Visited 2016.07.24
Wichita, Kansas

Having started out as a municipal airport in the 1930s and 40s, the building came under the control of the USAF in the early 1950s, and was used for training and administration until 1984, when it was shuttered and abandoned. Then in the late 1980s, the City of Wichita acquired the property and leased it to the Wichita Aeronautical Historical Association, who reopened it as the Kansas Aviation Museum in 1991. Some interesting history and aircraft on display here, and I love the building's Art Deco styling.


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Boeing Integrated Antenna, Radome, and Microwave/Environmental Test and Measurement Facility. Operated on the grounds just north of the museum, from 1959–1993.

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Trailer for a Bede BD-5 plane.