Air & Space Museum

Spirit of America – Sonic Arrow

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.

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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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