Wichita Kansas Aviation Museum says a 15-acre parcel and four buildings donated to it by Spirit AeroSystems will help it focus on restoring more historic planes.
The property was the home of the Boeing Radar and Antennae range from the late 1940s through the mid-1980s.
Plans call for converting three of the buildings into an Aviation Restoration Facility to restore planes important to Wichita and Kansas aviation heritage. The museum also plans to work with local institutions of higher education and offer internships to train future professionals about airplane restoration
The museum says the donation will benefit its mission of preserving the state’s aviation heritage and educating the world on the past, present and future of flight.