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Episode 9: Flight For Life Colorado

Go behind the scenes with Rocky Mountain icon and 2017 Spreading Wings Gala honoree, Flight For Life® Colorado. Originally founded in 1972, Flight For Life Colorado is the nation’s original air ambulance service and to-date they have transported more than 114,000 infants, children and adults. Curator Matthew Burchette speaks with the program director, a pilot and even experiences first-hand how Flight For Life saves lives.

Ever wondered what the future of flight will look like? Join Curator Matthew Burchette as he takes a field trip to Centennial Airport to visit with two companies leading the effort to change air travel for the better. From an all-electric airplane to supersonic transport, you’ll get “Behind the Wings” access few others have experienced. Learn more here.

Join Curator Matthew Burchette as he explores the Titan Missile Program with Wings Volunteer Steven Kelly and takes a visit to a local “Launchpad”. Learn more here.

Entering service in the early 1960’s, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was a dominating aircraft used by the United States’ Navy, Marines and Air Force in combat operations until the late 1990’s. Designed as a do-it-all fighter, the F-4 was used in air superiority, bombardment, close air support and reconaissance missions during its more than 30 year combat life.

Join Curator Matthew Burchette and Wings’ President & CEO John Barry as they share untold stories of the F-4 Phantom. Learn more here.

Leonardo DaVinci imagined, sketched and otherwise invented numerous flight-related necessities we now take for granted. The parachute, helicopter, inclinometer and other inventions got their start with original Renaissance Man. Join curator Matthew Burchette as he explores the connection between our museum and “the Architect of Flight”. Learn more here.

Join Curator Matthew Burchette as he climbs into the historic Douglas B-18 Bolo Bomber and even takes a special trip to Hawaii to see one of the last remaining bombers. Learn more here.

Join Curator Matthew Burchette as he checks out two Star Wars™ artifacts in the Wings collection: the X-Wing Starfighter and Anakin’s Podracer. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Learn more here.

Join Curator Matthew Burchette as he explores the history of Lowry Air Force Base and takes you behind the scenes at some of the historic buildings that surround Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Learn more here.

Join Curator Matthew Burchette as he hops in the cockpit of the B-1A Lancer and gives some surprising facts about the largest aircraft inside the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. Learn more here.