Gallery: McConnell AFB AirShow Highlights Tankers, Other AircraftMolly McMillin September 26, 2022
The McConnell Air Force Base 2022 Frontiers In Flight Open House & Air Show, held in Wichita Sept. 24-25, was the first time in four years the Wichita facility has held the event. The show scheduled for 2020 was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
McConnell Air Force Base, opened in 1951, serves as the nation’s first KC-46A Pegasus operational base, the newest aerial refueling platform. It also operates the KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelers. The aircraft also doubles as an airlift and aeromedical evacuation carrier.
The 2022 airshow featured a variety of civilian and military aircraft on static display, including the KC-135 and KC-46A. It also featured vendors and a variety of exhibitions.