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Alexander Eaglerock

Alexander Eaglerock

In the mid-1920s, Alexander Film studios needed a better way to distribute their movies. Airplanes were the answer, but they were unable to buy the airplanes they needed. So they built their own aircraft factory near Broadway and Hampden in Englewood, Colorado.

Their first airplane had disappointing performance, but that changed when they promoted an eager teenager named Al Mooney to be their new chief engineer. Mooney designed the very successful Alexander Eaglerock in our museum.

The Alexander Eaglerock soon became one of the best-selling airplanes in the country, and for a few months, more airplanes were made in Colorado than anywhere else in America.

After thriving for four years, Alexander Aircraft stopped making airplanes because of the Great Depression.

And what happened to that talented teenaged airplane designer? Al Mooney enjoyed a long career designing fast, efficient aircraft including the Culver Dart and Cadet, Bellanca Airbus, and a variety of Lockheed airplanes, including work on the first business jet. He also formed Mooney Aircraft, which still manufactures Mooney airplanes in Kerrville, Texas.

This Eaglerock was built in 1929, and originally had a 100 horsepower Curtiss OX-5 engine. Now it has a 300 horsepower Lycoming radial engine. The airplane was restored by Brad Davenport between 1987 and 1993, and it flew regularly for more than 20 years until it came to the museum.

Aircraft specifications:
Wingspan: 36 ft 8 in (11.18 m)
Length: 25 ft 11 in (7.9 m)
Carries: pilot and two passengers
Maximum speed: about 135 mph (217 km/h)
Maximum weight: about 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg)
Engine: Lycoming R-680 E3B, 9 cylinder radial, 300 hp (224 kW)

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Upcoming Events

Saturday Oct 1
8:00AM TO 11:00AM
Exploration of Flight

Breakfast Fly-In

Breakfast Fly-In
Saturday, Oct 1 | 8:00AM to 11:00AM

Join Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight for monthly fly-ins featuring planes, pilots and breakfast!

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy breakfast from a local food truck, watch aircraft fly in and explore interactive exhibits and simulators.

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Featured Food Truck in October: Cruz In & Eat

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Pilots – Fly in for free breakfast! For tie-down space, contact Flight@WingsMuseum.org or 303.360.5360 ext 160.

Saturday Oct 8
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
Exploration of Flight

Cirrus Aircraft Showcase

Cirrus Aircraft Showcase
Saturday, Oct 8 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Join Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight to see what’s new at Cirrus Aircraft!

Check out various models of the SR20 and SR22 aircraft and meet the pilots who own and fly Cirrus. Plus, take a peek inside the exciting Vision Jet!

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Saturday Oct 22
10:00AM TO 4:00PM
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Come and learn about aviation basics. Plot your course or flying adventure without ever leaving the ground. Build a glider from a foam plate and experience the Wings Over the Rockies Flight Simulator Room.

This class is included in museum admission. Adults can sit in if space is available. Adults should not register for the class but must pay the museum entry fee.

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