On our way through Denver, Colorado we stopped by the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. It’s the building with the B-52 bomber sitting out front. You can’t say that about just any building.

The admission price of $12.50 was well worth the money. So much to see.

 

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - First Hanger View

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – First Hanger View

This museum is filled with a variety of aircraft including jet fighters and stunt bi-planes.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - No Idea What This Is

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – No Idea What This Is

You can even find some aircraft that are difficult to describe.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - Spirit of America - Land Speed Record Holder

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – Spirit of America – Land Speed Record Holder

In addition to aircraft there is this vehicle. This is the “Spirit of America” which is what Steve Fossett was planning on breaking the land speed record before his death in 2007.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - Four Forces in Action

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – Four Forces in Action

I love this display as it simplifies what makes a plane fly. Any type of aircraft must follow these basic rules of flight.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - F-14 Tomcat Front View

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – F-14 Tomcat Front View

An F-14 Tomcat on display. Recently taken out of service these were some pretty awesome aircraft. They have variable wings that will extend or fold up for maximum maneuverability.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - X-Wing Fighter Side View

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – X-Wing Fighter Side View

Of course when you are talking maneuverability then you can’t leave out the Star Wars X-Wing fighter. Someone built a 3/4 scale version for display.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - Various Fighter Aircraft and Bicycle

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – Various Fighter Aircraft and Bicycle

There are numerous military aircraft on display.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - Early Glider Flight

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – Early Glider Flight

Some of them are quite old.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - B1B Bomber in Hanger

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – B1B Bomber in Hanger

And some of them are quite new. This one is a B1B bomber. Quite impressive.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - Dream Chaser Spacecraft

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – Dream Chaser Spacecraft

Some of them are design to travel into space. Unlike the X-wing fighter this Dream Chaser was really designed to fly in space. The design is obviously taken from the space shuttle.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - International Space Station Replica

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – International Space Station Replica

And speaking of space, there is a mock-up of the International Space Station.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - Titan II ICBM Mock-up

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – Titan II ICBM Mock-up

There is also a section devoted to our nation’s ICBM missile program. This is a Titan II life-sized display of something that you never want to see fly.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - Feel the Rush Simulator

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – Feel the Rush Simulator

And if you are interested on what it feels like to fly there are a couple of simulators in the museum. For an extra price you can feel what it is like to fly. This ride is Feel the Rush and not for the faint of heart. I say that because we listened to these women’s screams as they rode the ride. Fortunately they survived just fine.

 

Wings Over the Rockies Museum - Hanger Pic with Flag

Wings Over the Rockies Museum – Hanger Pic with Flag

All in all a great place to see some fantastic aircraft and history.

 

 

 

 

A wonderful place to see some impressive pieces of history and aviation. They have many events here throughout the year.

To see more about this museum check out their website:

http://wingsmuseum.org/

 

 

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum - Denver, Colorado

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