Air & Space Museum

Wright Propeller

Wright Propeller

On loan to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum from the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), this Wright Model K Propeller was signed by Orville Wright at his home in Dayton in 1944. It will be at the museum for an initial term of five years.

The Wright propeller was owned by a worker from the Wright Aeroplane Company who received it when the Company closed. According to oral history, just prior to closing the doors for the final time, Orville Wright granted permission for loyal employees to take pieces of flyers with them on their last day(s) to thank them and to tidy the building up prior to vacating. In 1944, the sons of the worker who was given the prop took it to Hawthorne Hill to show Orville. The surviving Wright Brother welcomed them and signed the prop and the owners went on their way. Before the NAHF acquired the propeller in 2004, the previous owner lent it to various museums for a nationwide tour. After that tour, it returned to Dayton and was sold to the NAHF.

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Upcoming Events

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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Saturday Dec 10
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
Exploration of Flight

Vettes and Jets Showcase

Vettes and Jets Showcase
Saturday, Dec 10 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

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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