Early History

Albin Longren Lands at Alma

 

Aircraft manufacturer Albin Longren, long known for conducting exhibition flights throughout Kansas to finance his aircraft manufacturing venture in Topeka, is seen here in three views with his Model AK aircraft in a field near Alma, Kansas. Longren conducted a flying exhibition at Alma, Kansas in the early 1920s to promote his new Model AK aircraft. Less than 25 of the Model AK were produced. The Model AK was advertised as every man’s plane, one which could be towed behind a car, filled with fuel at a gas station, and hauled to a field for takeoff. The plane’s wings could be folded against the fuselage, allowing it to be towed in traffic.

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