City extends repayment of loan for Kansas Aviation Museum

The Kansas Aviation Museum has received a temporary reprieve from the city of Wichita.

The museum has until Feb. 1, 2020, to pay about $180,000 to the city for a Capital Improvement Program loan, which added heating and air conditioning to the building and made it handicap-compliant, city and museum officials said Thursday. The payment originally was due in February 2017.

Richard Moore, the museum’s board chairman and interim director, made the announcement Thursday during Mayor Jeff Longwell’s weekly news briefing.

“We are finding visitors truly enjoy capturing some of the history of aviation here in Wichita,” Longwell said.

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