Senior Thursdays

Senior Thursday is a free event to the public to come in and listen to a guest speaker discuss a topic related to Wichita and Aviation! 

Senior Thursday takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month and is a FREE event for everyone.  It begins at 10:00 AM and lasts approximately an hour to an hour and a half.  Admission to the museum is not included in the Senior Thursday event but is 1/2 price admission for all Seniors 55+ after any Senior Thursday presentation.


     Schedule of Senior Thursday Guests

December 13th-Mr. Ric Abbott talking about the Beechcraft Starship

Ric came to the USA from England to interview with Cessna in 1969.  He later worked for Lockheed and Learfan. Ric retired (partially, anyway) from Beech (Raytheon) as an Engineering Fellow in 2002. Since then he has consulted on composite structures at Fuji Heavy Industries, Lockheed Martin, Spirit, Learjet, and Gulfstream. He works part-time for NIAR at WSU.

In England, he worked on the Jaguar, Tornado and finally on the Concorde. He studied Mechanical Engineering, metallurgy, and industrial administration at the Royal College of Advanced Technology, Salford, England.

January 10th– Valerie Wise from the Wichita Airport Authority

February 14th– WWII and the effect on Kansas Aviation

March 14th– “Attention to De-Tail- Mooney Aircraft in Wichita” presented by Ron Blum


If you have a suggestion of a speaker or a topic, please email Magan with your suggestions! 

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