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
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
Olathe: Johnson County
Industrial Airport (Formerly Olathe NAS ) A-4, (2)A-7
Topeka: Forbes Field - Air
National Guard Base B-57 May 2009
Field - Combat Air Museum EC-121, Mig-17 May
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
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
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.
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