Southwest Spirit Magazine is giving away a trip for 2 to Wichita, Kansas- The Air Capital of the World.
I was wondering why Wichita was known as The Air Capital of the World so I decided to find out.
According to Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The population of Wichita nearly doubled in 1918 after a great oil reserve was discovered nearby. In turn, the oil money allowed local entrepreneurs to invest in the up and coming airplane industry. Men like Lloyd Stearman, Walter Beech, and Clyde Cessna brought the industry to the area, and during World War II it was the major manufacturing center for airplanes needed in the war effort. Wichita remains the center for the aircraft industry, the “Air Capital of the World,” producing 70% of U.S. general aviation aircraft.