Air & Space Museum
Schweizer SGS 2-33/ TG-4A Training Glider
Gliders were the first winged vehicles to take humans aloft, and today tens of thousands of pilots enjoy the challenge of flying without engine power. Glider pilots become adept at reading the invisible behavior of the air they fly through. Combined with careful management of energy and speed, they stay aloft without engine power for hours at a time. Ernest Schweizer designed the 2-33 in 1965, and it soon became the most widely used training glider in North America. Schweizer made 579 of them between 1967 and 1981, and hundreds are still flying. The US Air Force purchased 13 of them for use at the Air Force Academy, giving them the military designation TG-4A. From 1970 to 2002, these gliders were a common sight over the Academy.
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.
Round Engine Roundup with an Eclipse Encounter
Join us at Exploration of Flight for a roundup of round engine aircraft, featuring the Sea Fury. Plus, view the 2023 Annular Eclipse from Centennial Airport! Build your own telescope and create a moon phase calendar at our learning stations, followed by an educational talk about the eclipse from Wings Over the Rockies Curator Chuck Stout.
Arrive early for prime eclipse viewing, as the eclipse is expected to be visible in the area around 10:30 a.m. The first 100 people will receive free eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse. Additional glasses will be for sale.
Food Truck: Colorado Coney Company
Teachers Only | Professional Development: Nose Art
Teacher Workshop: Nose Art
Teachers are invited to join us for this online workshop and learn a unique aerospace lesson to bring to your classroom!
As aviation developed, especially as the result of World War I, many pilots chose to decorate their aircraft with designs intended to intimidate their opponents, or to remind the pilots of easier times at home. During this unique program, participants will have a chance to review some of that remarkable history and develop their own insignia and learn how to generate the image on a square of aircraft aluminum.
Register below and you will receive a confirmation email with the online meeting link.
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