Combat Air Museum

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The Combat Air Museum is a museum in Williamsport Township, Shawnee County, near Topeka, Kansas at Topeka Regional Airport / Forbes Field (former Forbes AFB). The Museum rents two hangars from the MTAA. It is one of a handful of major aviation museums in the United States located on an active air field. Topeka Regional Airport is a joint civil-military public airport located six miles (10 km) south of the central business district of Topeka, a city in Shawnee County, Kansas. Topeka Regional Airport is owned by the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.

Topeka Regional Airport is home to the 190th Air Refueling Wing (190 ARW) of the Kansas Air National Guard, the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment of the Kansas Army National Guard, and other private commercial operators.

Visitors to the Museum are regularly treated to flying activities of Air Force tanker and fighter aircraft and Army helicopter operations. With the second longest runway in the State of Kansas, large refueling tanker aircraft of the Air National Guard and army troop transports often fill the skies around the Museum.

The Combat Air Museum is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit institution dedicated to the creation of facilities and resources for the education of the local and regional communities through the collection, preservation, conservation and exhibition of aircraft, information, artifacts, technology and art associated with the military aviation history of the United States of America.


Coordinates: 38°56′48″N 95°41′04″W / 38.94667°N 95.68444°W / 38.94667; -95.68444