1962 Wichita Kansas McConnell Air Base B-52 Thunderbird

1962 Downtown Wichita, Kansas & McConnell Air Base

In this 8mm film home movie from July of 1962, the family starts with a walk in downtown Wichita, Kansas.  The young pretty woman walks the streets and sees the sights.  After, they head to an open house at McConnell Air Base, which is located Southeast of Wichita.  There are B-52H airplanes and some scale models of various other aircraft.  The United States Air Force Thunderbirds in F-100 airplanes are filmed in flight.

My favorite part of this home movie is the smile of the man’s face when he stands next to the scale model (around minute 1:16).  Talk about a man in his element- pure joy!

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