Publication Date

May 2007


Adapted with permission from echo (, September 2003


More than one hundred years after Kitty Hawk, aviation has become a part of the history of Western Kentucky University. Alumni have distinguished themselves in war and peacetime pursuits related to aviation, and an airplane plays a role in one of Western’s best-known ghost stories.

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Western's Training School students with model airplanes made to train spotters, 1942