Aviators and Aviation in Kansas
Kansas provided American aviation with some of its greatest pioneers in the early years of the 20th century. Wichita, in south central Kansas, has been called the "air capitol of the world," producing airplanes for individuals and the military. Barnstormers, manufacturers, record setters, and astronauts have called Kansas home, including some of the more well-known pioneers—Clyde Cessna, A. K. Longren, Glenn Martin, Lloyd Stearman, Amelia Earhart, and Walter and Olive Beech. Learn more about some of those aviators and their stories.
Entry: Aviators and Aviation in Kansas
Author: Kansas Historical Society
Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.
Date Created: April 2010
Date Modified: January 2012
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