BENTON, Kan. (KSNW) — Three CH-53K King Stallion helicopters made a stop at the Stearman Field Airport in Benton Sunday to refuel during their cross-country training mission.

According to Spirit AeroSystems’s Forrest Gossett, Spirit builds the cabins for the helicopters.

“Our employees never get the opportunity, don’t get the opportunity often to see the finished products,” he said.

He said hundreds of Spirit AeroSystems employees showed up to see the helicopters.

“I was standing off with a bunch of our employees when they started landing, and the oohs and aahs were amazing,” Gossett said.

He said these helicopters are vital to the future of Marine Corps aviation.