Kansas December 24, 2018
The Kansas Aviation Museum That’s Unlike Any Other In America
Kansans love the sky more than most other states love theirs. We just have so much of it, that it’s hard not to sit and daydream about flying through it and being part of the wonderful world above. Of course, people like Amelia Earhart dreamed of the sky more than anyone else, and it shows. The Kansas aviation museum in this small town showcases more than just our accomplishments, but flying machines of all shapes and sizes. Come take a look!
Welcome to the Mid-America Air Museum, one of the largest aircraft museums in the country, located right here in Liberal, Kansas.
This museum covers 86,000 square feet of space, with plenty of aircraft to cover it. The Liberal airfield was used from 1943-45 as a B-24 training base and trained more B-24 crews than any other airfield during World War II. Notoriety aside, this amazing museum started up in 1987, growing over the years into what you see today.
You might first notice that every spare space is filled with one aircraft or another. Over 100 different aircraft are displayed here in this old Beechcraft plant building. In between are plenty of displays detailing the history and uses of flight and how important it has been to the world.
Some of the aircraft displayed here were for war, with weapons attached and decorated with battle paint.
Even helicopters of various models made the show floor, like this MASH helicopter you see here. We all know and love the old television series, but seeing one up close is another experience entirely.
Not all of the displays here are planes, some are parts like engines, blades, and other pieces that help us fly in different ways.
Some of those parts are meant to be attached to rockets, like this model that would take you into outer space.
They even showcase some important equipment to Kansans, like crop dusters. Sometimes it's the simple things like flight that make our world loads easier.
No matter when you fell in love with the sky, make sure to appreciate all the things we've used to get up there. After all, the sky's the limit!
The Mid-America Air Museum is open from ( a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. I hear you can even fly here, if you've got an aircraft of your own. They've got a full service jet ramp just down the way from the museum.
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