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Stories from Colorado Skies: Combs Gallery

Stories from Colorado Skies: Combs Gallery

Explore Colorado’s Aviation Legacy

Did you know that Harry Combs designed, built and flew his own airplane at the age of 16? That the University of Colorado used an F-101 fighter jet to “explore” thunderstorms? Or that Flight For Life Colorado was the nation’s first air ambulance service?

This exciting gallery presents six interesting and inspiring exhibits and short videos drawn from Colorado’s civilian aviation history. National and international history-makers from Colorado are showcased alongside pioneers from aviation’s earliest days. The exhibit modules are replaced periodically by new ones, but the three-minute videos on current and previous topics are always available on the interactive video menu.

A special thank you to Terry Combs for his generous financial support and to John Fielder for his donation of the feature photo.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday May 23
10:00AM TO 8:00PM
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Air & Space Museum Open Late

Air & Space Museum Open Late
Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 10:00AM to 8:00PM

Can’t make it to the museum during the day, or looking for a fun evening out? Experience Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in a whole new light! Our hours for ‘Open Late’ nights are from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Standard admission pricing applies. As always, admission is free for our members. Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore captivating aviation and space exhibits after hours. We look forward to seeing you!

Purchase your tickets now for a memorable night at the museum!

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Saturday May 25
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
Exploration of Flight (Centennial Airport)

Backcountry Flying Showcase

Backcountry Flying Showcase
Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Expose yourself to the fun and challenges of backcountry flying! Meet pilots who enjoy escaping to Colorado’s backcountry and view featured aircraft on display including a Cessna 185, Cessna 180, Aviat Husky A1B and more!

Backcountry flying includes landing on grass or dirt strips, or dropping in to remote areas with a specially designed bush plane or seaplane. It can even include the challenging mountain flying that Colorado is famous for. Backcountry flying provides access to camping, hiking, fishing and more for those who enjoy being in the great wide open.

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Join us at 11:00 a.m. for a lecture on Mountain Flying from Bill Standerfer of the Colorado Pilots Association. This presentation is eligible for WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program credit.

Food Truck: Cazuelas Tacos de Fer
*Food purchases are not included in admission.

Tuesday May 28
Exploration of Flight (Centennial Airport)

Summer Camp: Space Exploration

Summer Camp: Space Exploration
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 to Friday, May 31, 2024

Based on a NASA graphic novel, campers will design a drag device system, learn about NASA telescopes, space worms, spiders and other creatures. Campers will create RoboTools, and build a cryogenic fluid management system.

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CAMP LOCATION: Exploration of Flight at Centennial Airport (13005 Wings Way, Englewood, CO 80112). 

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