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North American F-100D Super Sabre

North American F-100D Super Sabre

The first mass-produced aircraft to exceed Mach 1 (the speed of sound) in level flight, the F-100 Super Sabre took the US Air Force into the supersonic age when it entered service in 1954.

Its introduction was not without problems, though. Instability problems caused several early F-100s to crash. North American addressed the problems in subsequent versions of the F-100.

The F-100D model was optimized for ground attack, and had larger wings as tail surfaces, an autopilot, advanced avionics, and the ability to carry air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles. Many Super Sabres supported the US war effort in Vietnam, flying most of the close air support missions in the first half of the war. The 120th Fighter Squadron of the Colorado Air National Guard with their F-100Cs became the first Air Guard unit to fight in Vietnam when they were deployed in 1968.

North American built the museum’s F-100D in 1957. The airplane served during several “crises” in its career, being deployed during the Lebanon Crisis in 1958, the Berlin Crisis in 1961, and the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. In 1965 the Air Force transferred it to Lowry AFB as a training airframe.

The F-100D is on loan to Wings Over the Rockies from the National Museum of the US Air Force.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday Apr 8
9:30AM TO 1:00PM
Exploration of Flight

Private Pilot Ground School Begins

Saturday, Apr 8 | 9:30AM to 1:00PM

Saturdays 4/8/23 – 5/27/23
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This 8-week Ground School will cover the subject areas of the FAA Private Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Exam. 

This course is taught by Certified Instructors, and materials are included! Classroom ground instruction offers a great way to start training as efficiently and economically as possible, providing a significant cost savings versus one-on-one lessons.


Topics include:

  • Aircraft Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Airports and Airspace
  • Flight Physiology
  • Performance Calculations
  • Navigation
  • And More!


Non-Member | $350.00 per registrant

Member | $300.00 per registrant


Next Class: On Saturdays from April 8th to May 27th, 9:30am – 1:00pm

This class is currently being reserved for Flight Training Scholarship applicants. Remaining seats will be sold at a later date. To join the waitlist, please click here.


Please Note:

Students should bring a notebook and/or a personal device for notetaking.

Participants must be 14 years or older.

Saturday Apr 8
9:30AM TO 12:30PM
Exploration of Flight

Breakfast Fly-In

Breakfast Fly-In
Saturday, Apr 8 | 9:30AM to 12:30PM

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

Spend Saturday* morning watching aircraft fly in, enjoy breakfast from a local food truck and explore interactive exhibits and simulators.

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*Please note that this event is taking place on the 2nd Saturday of the month instead of the 1st Saturday.

Food Truck: Bruncholero
Please note: Food purchases are not included in admission.

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

*Weather permitting

Saturday Apr 8
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
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Cockpit Demo Day

Cockpit Demo Day
Saturday, Apr 8 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

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 April:

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 MLD
  • LTV A-7D Corsair II
  • Alexander Eaglerock
  • Cessna U-3A (Wheelchair accessible)
  • Bede BD-5 (Wheelchair accessible)

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