The Travel Air Airplane Manufacturing Company served as the incubator in which Wichita Kansas’ present-day status as the world’s “Air Capital” first developed. The firm was among the first viable airplane manufacturers to be established in Wichita (1925). It also was responsible for four aviation legends firmly establishing themselves in Wichita and forming the nexus between Wichita and world aviation: Walter Beech, Olive Ann Mellor (later Olive Ann Beech), Clyde Cessna, and Lloyd Stearman.
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Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: ManufacturingEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1925130 N Webb Rd
Beech Factory Landing FieldWichitaState: KSZip: 67206Country: USAWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/HistoricAerospaceSites/Creator: Cessna, Clyde , Beech, Walter
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/RuthAS (CC BY 3.0)Era_date_from: 1925