Combat Air Museum

Combat Air Museum

Coordinates: 38°57′03″N 095°39′49″W / 38.95083°N 95.66361°W / 38.95083; -95.66361

Forbes Field
Airport type Public
Owner Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority
Serves Topeka, Kansas
Elevation AMSL 1,078 ft / 329 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 12,802 3,902 Concrete
3/21 7,000 2,134 Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 44,152
Based aircraft 57
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

The Combat Air Museum is located in Williamsport Township, Shawnee County, near Topeka, Kansas at Forbes Field airport. 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. Forbes Field 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. Forbes Field is owned by the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.[1]

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

Visitors to the Museum are regularly treated to flying activities of Air Force 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.


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for FOE (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-12-20

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

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