With well over fifty famous aircraft and the most authentic flight simulators in the state Colorado, has something for nearly everyone. Not only can you walk alongside powerful former warbirds, a classic X-Wing Starfighter and even a homemade helicopter but you can also bring out your inner pilot spirit with their innovative Simulator Experiences and immerse yourself in aviation history with their permanent air and space exhibitions. The Air & Space Museum is very proud to be Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum and look forward to seeing new visitors soon!
Do not forget to stop by the famous Harrison Ford Welcome Theater during one’s visit to watch a short film starring Hollywood icon and actor, Harrison Ford. Visitors can also check out Behind the Wings, which is a mini-series that goes deep with aircraft, volunteers and more. We who believe in the mission of Wings Over the Rockies as an air and space museum savor a new moment in history.
With an intense focus on the present and future both, the Wings Over the Rockies museum has truly expanded the state of Colorado’s reach from Denver’s Lowry neighborhood to Hampden Dentistry & Orthodontics and to the Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. Here the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery has officially opened on behalf of the larger Exploration of Flight (EoF) campus. When completely designed out, the 15-acre campus will house incredible experience-based facilities that will inspire the aerospace explorers, discoverers, and achievers of tomorrow. From 1937 to 1994 the air force base known as Lowry Air Force Base, was considered a professional technical training center. The technical center was able to graduate over a million members and officers in skills ranging from photography to others things, helping the war efforts in World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnamese war. Ever since the 1980s, the Lowry Air Force Base stayed one of the states of Colorado’s biggest employers, with an estimated 10,000 civilian and military women and men, providing a powerful economic impact that was estimated to around $1 billion yearly.
In the year 1994, the U.S. Air Force had moved Hangar 1 to an assembly of participates, who eventually established Wings Over the Rockies Museum. The air and space museum came with over 182,000 square feet of quality hangar space and 50 famous aircraft dating from 1939 to 1990. It was in 1997 that the Colorado State Legislature passed what is known as the House Bill 1269 that made the official Air and Space Museum the state of Colorado’s leading air and space museum, and including the site of the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame. There is something for the whole family to learn at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.
Wings Aerospace Academy is a phenomenal program that gives people various, great hands-on programs from the Museum and internet-based core courses provided by a multi-school charter school known as Elevate Academy. The point of Wings Aerospace Academy is to give hands-on aerospace-themed experiences for students grades 6-11. The Teacher Flight Program is a smart aerospace program that inspires STEM teachers from across the state of Colorado to become actual teacher Envoys. It provides teachers who are interested in a 20-minute flight that is free on a classic 1940’s Shearman biplane and also gives other bonuses for their school, such as free entry tickets for each one of their students. The main focus of this particular program is to motivate all of the teachers and to get them to motivate their own students into undertaking an professional or even educational future in the field of aviation and aerospace. After seeing all the awesome airplanes, check out a Rockies Game at Coors Field.