Monthly Archives: December 2015

Aircraft Welding Diaries: History of Beechcraft

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system of some of Beech’s aircraft. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Beechcraft and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now.   Beechcraft’s Foundation Beechcraft was founded in the year 1932 by the husband-and-wife tandem of Walter and Olive Ann Beech. Beechcraft first operated in an idle Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas. Walter Beech previously formed Travel Air in 1924. Travel Air was absorbed by Curtiss-Wright in 1929 where Beech became President of the airplane division, and Vice ...