(Topeka, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Forbes Field Airport in Topeka has a new name. The airport and its adjoining industrial park officially were renamed Tuesday as the Topeka Regional Airport & Business Center. The airport’s unofficial name will be Topeka Regional. The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority board approved the name change in an effort to bring more recognition to the airport. The airfield at the airport will continue to be called Forbes Field which was named in 1949 for Major Daniel Forbes, a Topeka pilot who died in 1948 while testing a prototype jet bomber.
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