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Beeches, Beechcraft helped Wichita take off

A new exhibit at the Kansas Aviation Museum chronicles the amazing story of two Wichita aviation pioneers and the company they founded. “Beechcraft: A Legacy” covers the timeline of the company and its airplanes as well as “some of the urban legends that have grown up around the company and Walter and Olive Ann Beech,” according to a KAM press release. An unveiling of the exhibit and open house are planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 3350 S. George Washington Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. Don’t miss it. – Phillip Brownlee