The Wichita Advantage

Share This: Unique training programs allow Air Capital to soar By John Tomblin, Ph. D. I have had the unique opportunity to be involved in the highly anticipated Design Build Fly Exhibit since its early planning stages, and in those early meetings with museum staff, I knew one thing was clear: Wichita deserves an exhibit […]

Spirit Sponsors Exhibit

Share This: Spirit AeroSystems sponsors new Design Build Fly exhibit by Debbie Gann Aviation has been the cornerstone of Wichita since the early days of flight. Many of the world’s greatest pioneers of aviation like Walter Beech, Clyde Cessna, Lloyd Stearman and Bill Lear, all had Wichita weaved within their stories. Flash forward to 2005 […]

Fly Behind the Scenes

Share This: Design Build Fly Halfway Finished by Joseph Wisne It’s late on a Tuesday afternoon, and a group of engineers, technicians, a project manager, and I are gathering around an airplane wing, asking ourselves a question familiar to any parent, or fire inspector. “What’s that smell?” The vague odor of jet fuel, or maybe […]

Aviation and Admiration

Lee and Jean Spalding

Share This: Fuselage Theater In Honor of Lee and Jean Spalding by Jeff Turner As Exploration Place prepares for its new aviation exhibit Design Build Fly, I am reminded of my years of service on the board of this museum both before and after it opened in 2000.  Wichita is an aviation city and I am […]