Historic plane makes special stopover for Wichita veteran in Vietnam

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Wednesday, July 27 brought a 50-year-old reunion for a Vietnam veteran in Wichita. A plane arriving at Yingling Aviation made a special stopover for Myron Janzen, a man who served his country half a century ago and retained his love for airplanes.

Janzen spent a lot of time flying while serving in Vietnam. It’s one aircraft in particular that he’s always held close to his heart, a modified Cessna 337.

On Wednesday afternoon, Janzen was lucky to find the plane he had become too familiar with during his time in Vietnam.

Pilot Dennis Warren purchased and restored the Vietnamese-era aircraft.

“Myron helped me with the history, the painful work, a lot of history on this aircraft,” Warren said.

On Wednesday, Janzen not only got the chance to see the familiar plane he’s come to love, but he also got the chance to take it to the skies.

“It was way better than I remembered,” he said after the unforgettable flight over Wichita. “When I did it before it was work, it was work and you had to be careful because there was someone trying to chase you the whole time you were there. And here I was comfortable, no one was shooting at us.

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