Category Archives: Press Release

The Kansas City Star – National Archives to host Dennis Farney, author of The Barnstormer and The Lady, with special guest Mary Lynn (Beech) Oliver

The National Archives at Kansas City will host author Dennis Farney and special guest Mary Lynn Oliver, daughter of Beechcraft Aviation founders Walter and Olive Ann Beech, for a discussion and signing of his book The Barnstormer and The Lady … Continue reading

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Professional Pilot Magazine – Pireps Article

Virtually all the great names who launched and built the aviation industry are gone. We have only our memories and stories about them to learn and recall how it all got done. One missing component in this amazing patchwork of … Continue reading

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KMUW 89.1 Wichita Public Radio – Book Review

Beech Aircraft Corporation has been a leading Wichita industry—on its own, as part of Raytheon, and as Hawker—since 1932, when it was founded by the enterprising couple Walter and Olive Ann Beech. In his new book on the Beeches, former … Continue reading

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Beechcraft Heritage Museum Magazine – First Lady of Aviation & Pioneer Businesswoman: Olive Ann Beech

It is very fitting that, as the residents of Waverly celebrate the 114th Annual Ohio Days, remembering the origin of many Waverly settlers, we are here today to dedicate a Historical Marker to the daughter of two of those Ohio-born … Continue reading

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The Wichita Eagle – Daughter: Beeches would be horrified

Like everyone else, Mary Lynn Oliver has been wondering about Wichita’s future with Hawker Beechcraft. Everywhere she goes, people ask. What does she think? “What do I say? I think it is horrible,” says the daughter of Walter and Olive … Continue reading

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Beechcraft Heritage Museum – News Release

The Barnstormer and The Lady, the story of aviation legends Walter and Olive Ann Beech, written by Wall Street Journal reporter Dennis Farney and published by Rockhill Books, debuts at Beech party. A book signing with both the author and … Continue reading

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