Travel Air Restorers Association
The Travel Air Restorers Association (TARA) is an independent, nonprofit organization, formed in 1990, dedicated to the preservation of Travel Air aircraft, their history, engineering drawings, related artifacts, photographs and documentation with the objective to keep these aircraft flying for today's and future generations to enjoy and appreciate. To this end TARA will seek to promote the exchange of information and data among it's members and the public through it's newsletter, it's website and through both national and regional Fly-In's. Learn More
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This year the Travel Air Restorers Association (TARA) will be hosting a Travel Air National Reunion celebrating 90 years since the founding of the Travel Air Manufacturing Company at Wichita, KS. Historian Ed Phillips has traveled to Benton, KS to check out Stearman Field (1K1) and he reports that the location is great and that it will make for a good base of operations. OK, here are the dates, Thursday thru Sunday Sept 17-20, 2015, so mark your calendar. Activities will be planned and scheduled on each of these days. I expect that many of you will start arriving on Wednesday, as I plan to do, so we won't miss anything. Tours of various points of interest are being planned including the original Travel Air factory which still stands and is part of Textron Aviation. All Travel Air owners and enthusiast are welcome. Call 408-356-3407 for more information. To help out with planning let us know that you are planning to come.
Here is a list of hotels I found for your consideration. There are no hotels that I know of in Benton. These are about the closest to Benton.
Courtyard by Marriott
Holiday Inn Express- Wichita Northeast
Hampton Inn Suites
Motel 6 Wichita East
Days Inn Andover