June 1, 2012

In an industry where tradition sometimes takes a back seat to quick-turn acquisitions, it’s rare to find an aviation services company rooted as deeply as Yingling Aviation. When the city of Wichita, Kansas seized and opportunity to sell its Municipal airport to the Air force in the early 1950s, it spent the $9 million it received, plus another two million or so, to build what’s now Mid-Continent airport, across town from Boeing’s bomber plant on the sprawling McConnell AFB. And the first hangar that went up after the field opened housed E.V. “Vic” Yingling’s aircraft sales and service business…..