The Kansas Department of Transportation Division of Aviation’s Fly Kansas Air Tour will kick off on Sept. 26 with a focus on STEM education and aerospace careers at fly-ins around the state as part of an engagement effort to raise the industry's profile with students and communities.
According to KDOT Aviation, the event will land in Wellington, Pittsburg, Garnett and Concordia on Thursday, followed the next day by stops in Rooks County, Goodland, Hays and Kingman.
The annual tour will conclude on Sept. 28 with stops in Benton and Abilene before concluding in Wichita.
KDOT says more than 40 pilots have already signed on to participate in the 2019 event.
“Local airports improve the health of communities around the state of Kansas through vital emergency services and important economic development roles to residents,” says Julie Lorenz, Kansas Secretary of Transportation. “KDOT is pleased to work in tandem with its aviation partners to show the importance as well as the fun side of aviation with this annual air tour.”