Richard Harris: A Kansas Aviation Historian

Richard Harris - Kansas Aviation Historian

Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders! "How Culver & Mooney Became Wichita Airplanes."

100th Anniversary of Kansas Aviation

This is the first in our series, "Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders," about the Wichita roots of Culver and Mooney Aircraft Companies, tracing the career of their creator, Al Mooney. How Culver & Mooney Became Wichita Airplanes.

Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders, Part 2. This is the second in our series, "Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders," about the Wichita roots of Culver and Mooney Aircraft Companies, tracing the career of their creator, Al Mooney. MOONEY’S DESIGN DEBUT: THE LONG-WING EAGLEROCK.

Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders, Part 3. This is the third in our series, "Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders," about the Wichita roots of Culver and Mooney Aircraft Companies, tracing the career of their creator, Al Mooney. MOONEY AIRCRAFT — PART 1.

Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders, Part 4. This is the fourth in our series, "Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders," about the Wichita roots of Culver and Mooney Aircraft Companies, tracing the career of their creator, Al Mooney. MONOCOUPES: A TWIN AND A DART & THE FIRST LIGHT TWIN: TWIN MONOCOACH.

Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders, Part 5. This is the fifth in our series, "Wichita’s Wee Wooden Wonders," about the Wichita roots of Culver and Mooney Aircraft Companies, tracing the career of their creator, Al Mooney. MILITARY CADETS.

Born Here: Kansas Aviation History


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It is timely to revisit and reaffirm Wichita's Unique position among the aviation industry, where nowhere else you will find the concentration of top-name general aviation aircraft manufacturers co-located within such a concentrated geographic boundary.

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The B-52G was a designed to reduce the overall aircraft weight in an effort to improve performance.

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The Battle of Kansas (aka "Battle of Wichita") was the nickname given to a project to build, modify and deliver large quantities of the world's most advanced bomber to the front-lines in the Pacific. The battle began as the first B-29 Superfortresses rolled off the production lines of the massive new Boeing factory on the prairies near Wichita, Kansas

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Sept. 2, 2011 was the 100th Anniversary of Kansas Aviation.

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The Cessna AT-17 Bobcat was a twin-engined advanced trainer aircraft designed and made in the United States, and used during World War II to bridge the gap between single-engine trainers and twin-engine combat aircraft.

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