As the undeniable icon of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, the timeless B-52 Bomber holds a special place for many who served in our armed forces or are connected to military history. Watch as curator Matthew Burchette explores the aircraft’s lone gun position, uncovers the chaff dispenser and winds his way […]
Get up close and personal at one of the largest airshows in the State of Colorado! The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow boasted dozens of historic warbirds alongside “America’s Ambassadors in Blue” the USAF Thunderbirds. In this episode, curator Matthew Burchette goes behind the wings with a C-130 Hercules, speaks with a Thunderbird pilot […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”.
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.