Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is pleased to welcome Brigadier General R.G. Head, USAF (Ret), a decorated war hero, aviator, scholar, author and public speaker. He will share stories of World War I aviation, with a focus on its most important aviator!
Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace with a total of 40 victories. His character, leadership, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare. He wrote the first Fighter Combat Tactics Manual. He discovered, mentored, taught and commanded the Red Baron. Boelcke’s pioneering tactics had a dramatic effect on his contemporaries and even gained the
admiration of his enemies.
Learn why the British dropped a wreath on his funeral!
Join Brigadier General Head in our Harrison Ford Welcome Theater for a presentation and Q & A.
Adults (17-64) – $15.00
Seniors (65+) – $11.50
Active Military and veterans – $11.50
Children (4 – 16) – $8.50
Children (3 and under) – FREE
Members – FREE
– Members are FREE but an RSVP is recommended. Sign in to claim your discount.
– Please arrive early. Seating is first come, first served.
RG Head Bio:
Brigadier General R.G. Head, USAF (Ret) is a decorated war hero, aviator, scholar, author and public speaker. A graduate of the United State Air Force Academy, Syracuse University and Top Gun, General Head is a Vietnam veteran and flew 325 combat missions over North and South Vietnam with the 602d Air Commando Squadron. Upon returning to the United States, General Head began his speaking career while holding the position of instructor pilot for the F-4 Phantom II. He was then assigned to graduate school where he earned his Masters and PhD in Political Science before teaching at the Air Force Academy. Throughout the rest of his distinguished career, General Head graduated from the National War College, held key positions within the Joint Chiefs and was promoted to Brigadier General where he served as the Deputy Commander of the Fifth Allied Tactical Air Force in Italy. He retired in 1987 with 27 years and 3,000 hours of flying time. In retirement, General Head is a member of the Order of Daedalians, Red River Rats, Super Sabre Society, A-1 Skyraider Association and more. He actively continues speaking, writing and recently published Oswald Boelcke: Germany’s First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat.