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.
Colorado Gives Day
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.
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 December:
- North American F-100 Super Sabre
- Martin EB-57
- Alexander Eaglerock
- Bede BD-5 (WC)
- Cessna U-3A
Vettes and Jets Showcase
Airpower meets horsepower! Join us at Exploration of Flight to see various models of classic, vintage and new Corvettes featured alongside the finest in air travel, a private jet.
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