Immediately after touching down on the runway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the EAA AirVenture Air Show, it was apparent that the restored B-29 “Doc” was going to be the featured attraction out of the 20,000 airplanes schedule to be on hand for the week. The crew of “Doc," many of whom helped in the restoration of the plane, were overwhelmed by the response they received upon their arrival. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
B-29 bomber 'Doc' arrives to fanfare at Oshkosh
At 92, WW II pilot returns to the air wearing Army uniform
McConnell stands ready to accept the KC-46A Pegusus
What it will look like inside Cessna's biggest jet
Marketing Wichita to the aviation world
Look inside the Global 7000 business jet
What would happen if a plane crashed at the Wichita airport?
Watch flight test pilots push their Cessna planes to the limit
On Monday, McConnell AFB remembers
LifeTeam headquarters return to Wichita
Florida tankers evacuate to McConnell Air Force Base
World War II pilot Robert Capen got behind the controls of a 1942 Boeing Stearman PT-17 during a flight by Darryl Fisher's Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. The flight was out of KCAC Aviation at the Johnson County Executive Airport.
McConnell Air Force Base held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to signify completing the preparation for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegusus. After three years, 16 projects, more than 23 million pounds of steel and $267 million, McConnell stands ready to accept the KC-46A and lead the way for the future of air refueling. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle/Oct. 16, 2017)
From NBAA in Las Vegas, Textron Aviation's Christi Tannahill leads a tour of and changes to the interior of the Cessna Citation Hemisphere, a $35 million large-cabin business jet scheduled to make its first flight in 2019. Video by Jerry Siebenmark
Wichita airport public safety officials on Tuesday conducted a simulated airplane crash at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport with 88 victims played by students at Bishop Carroll and Goddard high schools. The exercise is mandated once every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration. Video by Jerry Siebenmark
Textron Aviation produced this video showing a variety of its aircraft, including the Citation Longitude and Scorpion tactical jet, performing flight test maneuvers over Wichita and Kansas. Video courtesy of Textron Aviation
Those stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita honored those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. (Video by Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stai and Senior Airman Christopher Thornbury, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs / Sept. 11, 2017)
McConnell will welcome 11 KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., on Thursday and Friday after they evacuated due to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma. (Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stai and Senior Airman Christopher Thornbury of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing.)
On Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, crews hoisted a restored biplane over the gymnasium foyer at Wichita East High School. The project, years in the making, was financed by the East High Class of 1976 and other donors.
The gymnasium lobby at Wichita East High soon will feature a renovated biplane suspended from the ceiling. Principal Ken Thiessen says the project came together with donations from several individuals and groups.
A 737 fuselage with airplane seats and a screen was delivered to Exploration Place by Spirit AeroSystems on Tuesday. The “fuselage theater” is a key piece of Exploration Place’s “Design, Build, Fly" exhibit opening on Dec. 2.
Connie Palacioz drilled rivets into the nose section of the B-29 “Doc” as a teenage “Rosie the Riveter” in 1945. This past week, she joined the crew of the fully restored B-29 at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to show off the plane. On Sunday, Connie took a seat in the bombardier’s seat in the very nose of the plane she helped build 72 years ago for a flight home. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)