A variety of old and new Beechcraft aircraft will be on display from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jabara Airport in Wichita as part of a two-day, two-city event honoring aviation pioneer Olive Ann Beech.
The events, which are free and open to the public, are sponsored by the Tennessee-based Beechcraft Heritage Museum.
The planes will leave Sunday for Beech's hometown of Waverly, southwest of Ottawa. A ceremony honoring Beech will be held at 1 p.m. at the Waverly Community Building at 308 Pearson St. Special guests will include members of the Beech family, local officials and representatives from the museum and Hawker Beechcraft.
Beech co-founded Beech Aircraft Co. in Wichita with her husband, Walter Beech, in 1932.
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Photographs, books and display materials about Olive Ann Beech will be presented to the Coffey County Library branch in Waverly, and to the Waverly high school and elementary school libraries.