Carl Henning

Air Capital of the World: Wichita

Wichita, Kansas is the Air Capital of the World. The claim seemed spurious until we visited the Kansas Aviation Museum. Tens of thousands of aircraft have been manufactured here; hundreds have been designed here. We picked up a map of current and historic factories, but did not do that tour. (Although our aeronautical engineer grandson showed us a few.)

I was surprised to learn that the Waco CG-4A glider was made here (and in Kansas City). The Waco was my dad’s transportation on D-Day. We learned last year that the glider was shipped to Europe as a kit (In the Army Now, Part 2).

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