Air & Space Museum
Spirit of America – Sonic Arrow
Dubbed the “Spirit of America – Sonic Arrow”, adventurer Steve Fossett and his crew were preparing to break the land speed record of 763 mph using a vehicle from famed car designer Craig Breedlove. Based on his designs, Breedlove was able to get the vehicle up to 675 mph. Further enhancements by Fossett and his team raised the car’s possible top speed to 850 – 900 mph.
Using a General Electric J-79 jet engine from the famed F-104 Starfighter, this engine was capable of generating 18,400 lbs. of thrust. Equipped with a pair of narrow wheels up front to minimize drag, the Sonic Arrow looks like the world’s fastest tricycle.
Tragically in 2007 while scouting locations for test runs, Fossett disappeared over the Sierra Nevada mountains. In all, Fossett put nearly $4 million into the project before his death.
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 August:
- Cessna U-3A “Blue Canoe”
- Martin EB-57
- Alexander Eaglerock
- Bede BD-5
- Rotorway Scorpion II
Dream Machine Showcase
Join Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight to see Cirrus aircraft, high-performance sports cars and classic cars!
Aviation Day | Pay As You Wish!
Join us in celebrating the development of aviation this National Aviation Day and PAY AS YOU WISH!
Enjoy special activities including:
- Paper airplane building
- Flight simulator sessions
- Select open cockpits
- Science demos
- Scavenger hunts
- And more!
Your donation helps to support Wings’ mission to educate, inspire and excite all people about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future.
National Aviation Day celebrations will also be held at Exploration of Flight at Centennial Airport! Click here to learn more.
Please note: Pricing for MaxFlight and Doron simulator experiences are standard Wings pricing. Pay as You Wish offer is valid on 8/19/22 at both Wings locations. Pre-sale tickets not available for this event. Admission will be available at the door.
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