Aerial Adventures Newsletter

Kansas Aviation Honor Awards

We are just a few days away from our Honor Awards ceremony. This is going to be an incredible evening as we celebrate the induction of four incredible individuals as well as honoring the history of the Kansas Aviation Museum.

Join us on Saturday, November 12th at 6:00pm for our Kansas Aviation Honors Awards. We will induct Col. Ed Sykes, Louise Thaden, Astronaut Nick Hague, and Harold Walter into the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame. In addition, we will be celebrating 30 years of KAM with some great surprises along the way. 


Get your tickets here

Kansas Aviation Museum Day

On Tuesday, November 1st, the City of Wichita kicked off National Aviation History Month by declaring November 12th (Kansas Honors Award Banquet day) as Kansas Aviation Museum Day in Wichita, KS. We are honored by this proclamation recognizing the work and heritage of aviation in Wichita.

Upcoming Events


5th - Closed at 4:00

10th - Senior Thursday

12th - Louise Thaden Plane Dedication

12th - Kansas Honors Awards Ceremony

24th - Thanksgiving

25th - Closed at 4:00


3rd - Closed - Private Event

8th - Senior Thursday

24th - Closed - Christmas Eve

25th Closed - Christmas

31st - OPEN


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'Matty Project'


We are excited to share with you that we are close to hitting our initial fundraising goal for the Matty Project! With your help, we can get across the finish line!

A HUGE THANK YOU to those who gave online and on Facebook during October. Would you consider a donation to making this project happen? You can send a donation into the museum, or go to our website and donate there.

Learn more about the project!

Senior Thursday Series

Join us on Thursday, November 10th for our Senior Thursday Series with retired US Navy Commander, Sean Fox.

Sean is a Butler County and WSU graduate who was lured by the movie Top Gun to go fly jets in the Navy. He spent 27 years flying both anti-submarine aircraft (S-3B Viking) off aircraft carriers as well as large land-based aircraft (E-6B Mercury) conducting strategic nuclear communications. Sean retired as a Commander in 2011 before starting his second career in city management.

Senior Thursday is sponsored by:

Skyward Credit Union

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Little Aviators 2022

Thanks to our partners, The Mattress Hub, we are able to offer this program free to all kids 12 and under, as well as a free admission for one adult per household and 50% off from additional adults.

Little Aviators is held every Friday from 10a-12p. Come out and enjoy a day at KAM.

On November 11th, we will have the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile from 11a-12p. Come get your wiener whistle.

"Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the

capacity to achieve the impossible."

Eddie Rickenbacker

It's been just a little over a year since I stepped through the doors of the Kansas Aviation Museum as it's Executive Director. We have had a fun and challenging ride. It's been inspiring to hear the stories of so many people who's lives have been impacted by this thing we call flight. I have been blessed to meet incredible people who have been such a help in moving our museum forward.

As we move into the next year, I am excited to see the continued progress of our museum. This is to tell the story of so many great men and women from our communities who have helped shape and change the world. Wichita deserves a First-Class Aviation Museum, and with your continued help, we will keep that ball moving. Thank you for your support and friendship! Here's to many more years.


Ben Sauceda

Kansas Aviation Museum

Executive Director

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