The Wichita Airport Authority conducted an FAA mandated large-scale disaster exercise on Sept. 19, 2017. The drill included approximately 300 officials and volunteers from various emergency management agencies and schools. The exercise featured a commercial aircraft that had crashed near a runway and broken apart on impact.
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)
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)