Aircraft Restoration

Restoring the Past, Building Toward the Future

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Dozens of talented, dedicated and highly skilled volunteers donate countless hours of their time restoring aircraft so they can take their place telling the story of Kansas aviation. Restoration projects range from the earliest production aircraft to the much revered Beechcraft Bonanza.

We also have a number of restoration projects in process.

  • A 1931 Stearman Model 4D Junior Speedmail. This is the original “TEXACO 14” owned and operated by the Texaco Company from 1931-1936. This restoration is being funded by The Women of Wichita Foundation.
  • Recently Restored is a 1944 Beech Staggerwing
  • A 1929 Stearman C3B. This is the first model and one of more than 140 produced by Stearman in Wichita from 1927-1929. This restoration is being funded by the Kansas Pilots’ Association.
  • AirMidwest’s first airplane, a Cessna U-206
  • Volunteers are also busy working on a Stearman C3B.

In addition to the many rare and one-of-a-kind aircraft already in our possession, several vintage planes have been promised as soon as a hangar is available.