The shortened Wichita Flight Festival is under the city's management this year, presenting 1 p.m. air shows Saturday and Sunday at Jabara Airport and an evening air show and concert Saturday night. In a welcome acknowledgment of the community's economic state, the festival also is free. That should allow more people in this aviation-crazy town to check out the aerial acts, displayed airplanes and exhibits. The festival's organizers were right to try to keep the tradition going, and even make career assistance available at the event. Wichita's role in aviation's past and present are always worthy of celebration.