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“Red Baron” Hang Glider

“Red Baron” Hang Glider

Long before powered flight, gliders gave humans their first taste of flight. Gliders advanced in performance and capabilities, but in the early 1960s, an interesting thing happened as a result of… the Space Race! Francis Rogallo had patented a simple, stable, flexible wing, and NASA explored the idea of using it to land spacecraft. The publicity sparked a number of people to develop ultra-lightweight foot-launched hang gliders. The low cost and simplicity were attractive to the free-spirited, anti-establishment counter-culture of the 1970s, and hang gliding became a popular alternative to FAA-regulated flying. This one is typical of the early rigid-wing hang gliders.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday Dec 3
9:30AM TO 12:30PM
Exploration of Flight

Breakfast Fly-In

Breakfast Fly-In
Saturday, Dec 3 | 9:30AM to 12:30PM

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 December: 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.

*Weather permitting

Tuesday Dec 6

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day
Tuesday, Dec 6

Help Wings reach new heights this Colorado Gives Day!

Your gift will help support our educational programming and student learners, engaging exhibits, aircraft restoration and more!

Donate now! All support through December 6th counts towards Colorado Gives Day and the incentive fund. All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund. Visit our Colorado Gives Day Page or donate below.

Saturday Dec 10
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
Air & Space Museum

Cockpit Demo Day

Cockpit Demo Day
Saturday, Dec 10 | 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 December:

  • North American F-100 Super Sabre
  • Martin EB-57
  • Alexander Eaglerock
  • Bede BD-5 (WC)
  • Cessna U-3A

 

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