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Kansas City Will Test Gate Arrival Plan
Photos and article about testing of the "[g]ate arrival concept" at the nearly completed Kansas City International Airport, scheduled for opening in 1972 with a "TWA maintenance facility" (pictured).
Kansas City's Airport System
Tables of airport plans. Many municipalities are beginning to move rapidly in the race for supremacy in commercial aviation.August//1946There Are Other Citiesq330.9778 K16Citation - MagazineKansas Citian0353214-19,...
Kansas City's Executive Beechcraft Will Be Acquired by BBA Aviation
April 28, 2007
BBA Aviation, a London-based firm, buys Executive Beechcraft Inc. Founded in 1938 by the Meisinger family, Executive Beechcraft has been serving the general aviation market for nearly 60 years. It is based...
Kansas City's First Flight
Illustration and article about the first airplane flight in Greater Kansas City--on December 24, 1909 in Overland Park, Kansas--promoted William Strang, "or W. B. Strang, a wealthy trolley-line owner,...
Kansas City: The Way We Were
Photographs of 1920s aircrafts and airfields, including Aviation Field at 87th Street and Holmes Road.
Kansas Incentives are Luring WireCo from KC
April 15, 2015
WireCo WorldGroup is moving its headquarters from Kansas City to Prairie Village. The company has been occupying part of the Ambassador Building at KCI which is owned by the Aviation Department. National...
KC Seeks New Place to Display Old Plane
December 25, 2006
Article reports the possibility of Union Station becoming the permanent indoor home of a 1930 American Eaglet two-seater airplane, originally manufactured at the Fairfax Airport. The Eaglet is described...
KC-Based Aviation Firm to Add to Its Fleet
May 24, 2007
A Kansas City based aviation company called Executive AirShare will be adding seven new business jets to its fleet. The company "offers fractional ownership in aircraft to businesses and wealthy individuals"...
Kansas City International Airport was dedicated on October 23, 1972. The first plane touched down after midnight on November 11, 1972.
The following information on national rankings was taken from "Mr. Mallon" at Kansas City International Airport "243-5204," July 12, 1974: (1) 17th-18th nationally in passengers and 12th in connecting...
Photo and history of Kellerstrass Airfield, established in 1917 as one of the first public airports in Kansas.
Let the Good Times Roll
Large photos and article about Kansas City's primary urban identity as a transportation center or "depot city." History of the Kansas City area back to the Ice Age through the building of the Hannibal...
Lewis and Clark Resources
A bibliography of materials related to Lewis and Clark held by the Kansas City Public Library.
Links Heart of America with Pacific Coast
Report of the thirteen hour travel time from Kansas City to Los Angeles.
Photos and newspaper clippings about men connected with local aviation, including Lou Holland, Octave Chanute, Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, et al.
Local Aviation History
Photos, illustrations, and information on aviation history in Kansas City.
Photo and biographical description of Lou Holland, a prominent Kansas City aviation promoter "from the 1920s until his death in 1960," becoming president of the Chamber of Commerce and "instrumental in...
Short biography of Kansas Citian Lou Holland (1878-1960) written by Donald B. Oster. Holland was a promoter of aviation for the city. Includes citations.
Lou Holland, Henry McElroy, and Other Men
Six men in suits and hats standing in a lot. The man on the far right is Lou Holland, an early promoter of Kansas City aviation; next to him is former city manager Henry McElroy. The photograph was likely...
M-CI Spells GO for Kansas City
Announcement of the use of "M-CI" abbreviation for the planned Mid-Continent International Airport. Discussion on the scramble to revise American airports. Extensive diagrams and drawings of Kansas City...
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