Pilots will take to the skies and see the state on Thursday, Sept. 23, to Saturday, Sept. 25, for the annual 2021 Fly Kansas Air Tour.
The Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education (KCAE) and the Kansas Department of Transportation Aviation Division have set the route this year to include stops in Wellington, Fort Scott, Ottawa, Lawrence, Clay Center, Phillipsburg, Salina, Concordia, and the Beech Factory Airport in Wichita.
Registration for the event will open online on July 1. The link and other details will be available at www.flykansas.org.
The Fly Kansas Air Tour has been a fall staple for Kansas pilots since KCAE reconvened the event in 2008 to commemorate the original 1928 tour. The Fly Kansas Air Tour showcases what makes Kansas the Air Capitol of the World by giving pilots the opportunity to visit unique airports, support aerospace education by meeting with students and community members, have a firsthand look at industrial development and network with other aviators.
The tour has expanded from the original four planes to dozens of pilots visiting local airports across the state. The tour considered applications from across western, central, and eastern Kansas, with events or local community involvement planned at each.