Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum offers a variety of on-site programs that groups can choose from.
Our programs help promote and educate people of all ages about aviation and aerospace. Even if you are a beginner and want to learn the basics, we can guide you through the general aspect of aviation and aerospace. If you’re a long time aviation enthusiast and are looking to gain more knowledge, we can help. Our programs offer groups a chance for a guided tour, time in our simulator lab, assemble a balsa airplane, or map out a flight plan.
Our education programs focus on the history, the present, and the future of aviation and aerospace, as well as the forces that act upon flight. Our main focus is to educate groups on the importance of flight and aerospace. Whatever your group is looking for in aviation and aerospace, we got it!
Students and other groups take tours of our historical Museum guided by one of our knowledgeable and entertaining volunteers. Time in our flight simulator lab and the opportunity to assemble balsa airplanes can be added to the tour for additional fun and learning.
Aviation Exploration: A tour guide accompanies the children and explains aircraft controls, forces of flight, and some history at the appropriate age level. The tour includes an opportunity for the children to sit in selected cockpits! (K-Adult, 1 hour)
Flight Adventure: The children take an Aviation Exploration tour and then are trained on flight simulators applying the knowledge they have learned. Tour guides assist children on the simulators showing them how to use the controls before flying. (3rd-Adult, 1.5hrs)
Flight Engineer: The children take an Aviation Exploration tour and then assemble gliders. The flight of these aircraft test the knowledge they have gained from their tour experience.
(K-12th, 1.5 hours)
Aviation Adventure: Our all inclusive tour of Aviation Exploration, Flight Adventure, and Flight Engineer. (3rd-12th, 2 hours)
Project Pilot Class: The project pilot class consists of three phases. The first phase is a classroom session where aviation, navigation, and geography fundamentals are introduced followed by the preparation of a flight plan. In the second phase, students are trained how to operate the simulators, learning about the instrument panel as well as basic control of an aircraft. In the final phase the students fly the mission in the simulator lab from the classroom flight plan lesson. (6th-Adult, 3 hours)
For Group Tours and Educational Programming, please contact Phil Steffes at 303.360.5360 X115 or PSteffes@WingsMuseum.org