Air & Space Museum
Colorado Air National Guard Room
Located just 7 miles east of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Aurora’s Buckley Air Force Base is the home to the 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard (COANG). COANG comprises four groups, 11 squadrons and two geographically separated units (GSUs). The 1500 personnel make up four separate Air Force Command units that provide our nation with fighter, airlift and support forces capable of global employment*.
The Colorado Air National Guard Heritage Committee has assembled a fascinating collection of artifacts, photos, and paintings that chronicle the unit’s history from its creation in 1923 as one of the very first air units in the National Guard, through the 1950s, when our “Minute Men” jet demonstration team became the official aerobatic team for the National Guard and rivaled the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, to their combat deployments in Vietnam and the Gulf Wars.
The Colorado Air National Guard truly goes “A Mile Higher”.
Cockpit Demo Day
Get an up close look inside select aircraft at the museum and learn all about the history of the aircraft, instruments and controls!
Featured aircraft in August:
- Cessna U-3A “Blue Canoe”
- Martin EB-57
- Alexander Eaglerock
- Bede BD-5
- Rotorway Scorpion II
Dream Machine Showcase
Join Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight to see Cirrus aircraft, high-performance sports cars and classic cars!
Aviation Day | Pay As You Wish!
Join us in celebrating the development of aviation this National Aviation Day and PAY AS YOU WISH!
Enjoy special activities including:
- Paper airplane building
- Flight simulator sessions
- Select open cockpits
- Science demos
- Scavenger hunts
- And more!
Your donation helps to support Wings’ mission to educate, inspire and excite all people about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future.
National Aviation Day celebrations will also be held at Exploration of Flight at Centennial Airport! Click here to learn more.
Please note: Pricing for MaxFlight and Doron simulator experiences are standard Wings pricing. Pay as You Wish offer is valid on 8/19/22 at both Wings locations. Pre-sale tickets not available for this event. Admission will be available at the door.
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