Dozens of talented, dedicated and highly skilled volunteers donate countless hours of their time restoring aircraft so they can take their place telling the story of Kansas aviation. Restoration projects range from the earliest production aircraft to the much revered Beechcraft Bonanza.
We currently display a restored 1934 Stearman Model 73/Navy NS-1 Trainer, the aircraft that saved the Stearman Aircraft Company from the depths of the depression. This specific aircraft is number 12 of the 61 constructed in 1934-35. This was the first military production contract for Stearman and Wichita. We’ve also completed a 1927 Swallow, which crashed in 1929 and had been in storage for decades.
We also have a number of restoration projects in process.