Harry Combs Civil Aviation Gallery: New “Stories from Colorado Skies” Open
Date: Thursday, May 20 | 10AM to 4PM
Categories: Special Events
Explore Colorado’s Aviation Legacy
Harry Combs Civil Aviation Gallery: “Stories from Colorado Skies” showcases six interesting and inspiring stories about civil aviation in Colorado. Join us on Friday, April 9, to explore two NEW stories from Colorado Skies!
“From Flicks to Flight”
Alexander Films, a major 1920s movie studio, wanted airplanes to distribute their films. They couldn’t buy them, so they started an airplane factory. The Alexander Eaglerock became the biggest selling airplane in the country in the late 1920s, and hired a teenage genius named Al Mooney.
“Al Mooney, Boy Genius”
Al Mooney designed the wildly successful Alexander Eaglerock while still in his teens. He designed some of the classic airplanes of the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Many of his design ideas and innovations are still used in modern airplanes.
Please note: Pre-purchased tickets are required.
A special thank you to Terry Combs for his generous financial support and to John Fielder for his donation of the feature photo.