WICHITA, KS – JANUARY 10, 2012
From the property of the Kansas Aviation Museum you can see the hangers that Boeing uses for their work in Wichita, KS. When Boeing leaves Wichita in 2013 those hangers will sit empty. The land and buildings that now make up the Museum was the location of Wichita’s original airport.
The city of Wichita, KS is tied closely to the aircraft industry. Over the past century, Wichita has been the home to most of the large aviation manufacturers. Some people equate Wichita and aviation to Silicon Valley and the computer chip. However, over the past three years Wichita has seen many layoffs in the aircraft sector including the most recent news by Boeing that they will be leaving the city for good after over 8 decades of doing business in the city.