Created originally as the Kingman Army Airfield during WWII, the base served as one of the aerial gunnery training sites for bomber crews. Some 35,000 personnel passed through the facility. While not the first airport established in Kingman, the now Kingman Municipal Airport has played a key role in the areas rich aviation history and its future.
The management team and the City of Kingman welcome you to come enjoy a day at the airport and learn more about what it is all about.
EAA Chapter 765 is Kingmans own contingent of the Experimental Aircraft Association headquartered in Oshkosh, WI. EAA 765 is a group of aviation enthusiasts, pilots, aircraft owners, and amatuer aircraft builders who serve to support and promote general aviation in the community. The chapter is a 501c3 non-profit organization that hosts recreational and educational activities and events. Last year EAA 765 hosted the popular tour stop for the WWII B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" and each year conducts the Young Eagles flight rallies .
Details about the AirFest are quickly being finalized and updates will continue up to event time. We anticipate plenty of aircraft flying activity throughout the day, fly-in traffic from around our region, static aircraft displays, as well as participation from our local agencies, clubs and businesses. Some airplane rides will be available at an additional cost. Click on the Highlights button to see more about what we should have to see and do.
Don’t miss out on this adventure into history, C-47 rides will be on sale on site at the Kingman AirFest on Saturday October 6th at the Kingman Airport. Stop by and meet the folks from the Palm Springs Air Museum and get a seat aboard this iconic workhorse from WWII. $225 per seat.
The Palm Springs Air Museum booth will be able to accept cash and credit cards for purchases.
Directions and parking information can be found here
Pilot fly-in information is here
KAF is looking for interesting aircraft to be on display as well as for fly-bys
Making this event free to attend and a great success will depend on our volunteers - please contact us if you would like to be a part of our team
Sponsors play a critical role in allowing this event to be free to visitors and spectators . Please contact us if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or wish to donate
FAQs about the KAF event can be found here. We will be updating questions and answers periodically