Historic planes moved across town

WICHITA, Kansas – An overnight project to move two historic planes across town completed successfully after some early morning technical problems.

It was a 14 mile trek from the Yingling Aviation to the Kansas Aviation Museum.

If you were heading out Wednesday morning, you might have run into a bit of traffic but it wasn’t your usual traffic. Two planes were moving across south Wichita.

The Kansas Aviation Museum announced around 8 a.m. that the planes had arrived.

The planes were towed down Hoover Road to MacArthur, then moved across Broadway to Oliver, then taking that road north to 31st Street and finally ending at the Kansas Aviation Museum. The move started around 2:00am Wednesday morning but ran into a few obstacles along the way.

The two planes were a 1949 Rawdon T-1 which is a single-engine trainer that was also used for agricultural purposes and a 1948 Allied A-2 that used to be an experimental aircraft.

Route taken by moving crew. (KSN graphic)
Route taken by moving crew. (KSN graphic)

 

 

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