Air & Space Museum
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.
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.
Food Truck: Cruz In & Eat
Please note: Food purchases are not included in admission.
Pilots – Fly in for free breakfast! For tie-down space, contact Flight@WingsMuseum.org or 303.360.5360 ext 160.
Colorado Gives Day
Help Wings reach new heights this Colorado Gives Day!
Your gift will support our educational programming and student learners, engaging exhibits, aircraft restoration and more!
Donate now! All gifts received between November 1st – December 5th count toward our Colorado Gives Day campaign. Not only will your donation supply Wings with critical funds, but your support could also qualify us for additional funding. Make your donation fly further! Visit our Colorado Gives Day page or donate below.
Santa in the Hangar at the Museum
Join us for a day of family fun and celebrate the holiday season at Wings Over the Rockies™ Air & Space Museum. Arrive early to see Santa arrive in a helicopter at 10:00 a.m.!
Join us for various holiday-themed activities including:
- Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus
- Games and holiday crafts
- Candy cane scavenger hunt
- Select Open Cockpits
- Paser-Bushby Mustang II
- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23
- Flight for Life AS316/318 Alouette III (Wheelchair accessible)
- Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
- LTV A-7D Corsair II
- Pedal Planes
- Discovery Carts
- Magic show from Chad Wonder Magic
- Photo Booth from Mihi Entertainment
- Balloon Twisting from Clownin’ Around For Fun
- And much more!
You can also celebrate with us on December 10th at our second location, Exploration of Flight at Centennial Airport. Click here to learn more!
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