Wichita Museum first to get Starship donation

Aviation International News » August 2003
August 5, 2008, 11:03 AM

It’s fitting that the first museum to which Raytheon Aircraft is donating a Beech Starship–the Kansas Aviation Museum–is located in Wichita, the city where the composite twin-turboprop pusher was conceived, designed and built. In June Raytheon Aircraft disclosed to AIN (July, page 1) that it planned to destroy all 50 Starships produced because continued support is cost prohibitive. But donations to museums will now spare some examples. A Raytheon Aircraft spokesman said there will be other Starship donations, but he could not immediately say where they will go.

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