The Kansas Aviation Expo 2014 Fly Kansas Air Tour touches down in Salina Tuesday.
During the air tour, pilots are flying their aircraft throughout the state carrying the message that aviation is for everyone. For three days, three stops a day, the group is barnstorming in aircraft that range from a vintage Stearman to a modern Cessna 182. Each stop will highlight a different aspect of Kansas aviation and draw in local school kids.
Students from the communities of Wellington, Hutchinson, Dodge City, Scott
City, Salina, Topeka, Pittsburg and Independence are learning about agriculture, space exploration, helicopter piloting, flight simulator training, unmanned aerial systems, military aviation, business aviation and aircraft manufacturing on the different stops of the tour.
On Monday day 1 kicked off in Wellington, moved to Hutchinson for lunch, and ended in Dodge City with an evening event. Day 2 begins in Scott City, continues to Salina and end in Topeka. The third day will go through Pittsburg and Independence before ending in Benton.
The Tuesday Day 2 afternoon stop event will be the Salina Airport highlighting the myriad of aviation activity In Salina, including military operations and unmanned aerial vehicles. The event is free and open to the public.