Warbirds and Airshows
By David D Jackson

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Kansas Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks

Dodge City:  Airport  A-26  May 2009  The airport is located to the east of town and is only a couple of miles from the famous downtown area that includes "Boot Hill".  While I was taking pictures of the Invader the Longhorns, which are penned up for display next to the aircraft, were checking me out.


Liberal:  Mid America Air Museum  A-4, A-7, F-4, F-8, F-14, F-105, OV-10, S-2  May 2009   This is a neat museum to visit if one can plan the trip to get to Liberal, which is somewhat off the beaten path.  Not only does it have the nine aircraft outside with an F-84 on the way, but the inside collection of warbirds and civilian aircraft is large and interesting.  The hospitality shown by the Cindy and others on the staff was outstanding.


Olathe:  Johnson County Industrial Airport (Formerly Olathe NAS )   A-4, (2)A-7  October 2009


Topeka:  Forbes Field - Air National Guard Base   B-57  May 2009


Topeka:  Forbes Field - Combat Air Museum  EC-121, Mig-17    May 2009


Topeka:  Forbes Field - Museum of the Kansas National Guard   AH-1, B-57, CH-54, F-4, OH-6, OH-58, UH-1  May 2009  Great little Museum with an excellent outside display of aircraft and armor.  Note that the OH-6 is painted in as an Army Helicopter Demonstration Team "Silver Eagle".

Topeka:  Forbes Field - Museum of the Kansas National Guard   F-105, KC-135  August 2013 - The KC-135 and F-105 were added since my 2009 visit and are on display along Topeka Road at the main entrance to the airport.  The B-57 has been moved from behind the Museum closer to the road and the Phantom is now in front of the Museum.


Pratt:  Pratt Industrial Airport - All Veterans Museum Complex and B-29 Memorial  AH-1, F-4, T-38   May 2009  Pratt Field was the first B-29 training base and the aircraft would be flown in directly from the Boeing plant in Wichita 70 miles to the east.  Just recently a Museum group purchased the Parachute Loft that is one of the few remaining buildings from the air base to house a museum.


This photo was taken late in the afternoon shooting into the sun.  I did want to capture all three aircraft as one drives into the display.


Wakenny:  City Park  F-14  May 2010 -  This Tomcat can be viewed from I-70, especially going westbound as the park is right along the north side of the interstate.


This is how it will look to someone going westbound on I-70.


Wichita:  Gates Learjet  Learjet  May 2009


Wichita:  Kansas Aviation Museum  Various Aircraft  October 2009 - The photos of the outside aircraft display for the most part was taken from the museum's control tower which over looks the aircraft due to the incessant rain.  The museum is housed in the original airport terminal for the city of Wichita, KS and is a must visit location for the aviation historian, as there is much history of the early aviation that took place in this area.  The museum itself is location between the US Air Force and Kansas National Guard to its east and north and the former Boeing B-29 Plant (Now Spirit Aero Systems) to the west and south west.

See my Photos of WWII Manufacturing Sites Today page for more information on the area.


The home of the Kansas Aviation Museum at the former Wichita Airport Terminal on the east side of town.  The tower when it was built was the highest point in the city of Wichita.  Many of my photos of not only the aircraft part but the former Lloyd Stearman Hangar and the Boeing B-29 facility were taken from this tower. 


Wichita:  McConnell AFB  B-47, KC-135  October 2009

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Home  Indiana Museums    Indiana Tanks on Outside Display   The Beginning    Revisions   First Flight of P-38F Glacier Girl  
USS Theodore Roosevelt    WWII Aircraft Manufacturing Sites    Gateguards
 2007 Airshows   2008 Airshows  22009 Airshows   2010 Airshows    2011 Airshows    2012 Airshows   2013 Airshows   2014 Airshows    2015 Airshows  2016 Airshows    2017 Airshows 
Aviation Museums of the Pacific Northwest
   Display Helicopter Locations   CAL FIRE   PV-2 Harpoon Photos     F6F Hellcat Photos
   Warbird Sightings   WWII US Air-Air Victories   Guest Photos    Indiana Warbirds   Featured Photos  Other Items   Links

Historic Sites   Historic Forts   Historic Texas Independence Sites   Pre-Historic Sites   Historic Manhattan Project Sites   GM Heritage Center


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