Warplane Survivors USA: Colorado

Colorado Warplanes

(USAF Photo)

North American F-51D Mustangs of the newly-federally recognized Colorado Air National Guard which were received on 24 Nov 1946, for use by the 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron.

(NMUSAF Photo)

Grumman F9F-6 Cougars of the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit (NARTU) Denver flying over Pikes Peak, Colorado, in 1955.

(USN Photo)

North American FJ-1 Furies, VF-5A, NAS Denver, Colorado, ca 1949.

(USAF/ANG Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabres, from the 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 140th Fighter Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, after having just landed at Buckley Air National Guard Base in Aurora, Colorado, in April 1976.  Both aircraft are taxiing, one with the drag chute deployed.

(USAF Photo)

Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-10-CV Corsair II (Serial No. 72-0248), 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron, CO Air National Guard, ca 1980s.  The Colorado Air National Guard 120th TFS flew A-7Ds from Buckley AFB, from 1974 and the A-7K from 1983.  The unit converted to F-16Cs and Ds on 15 March 1992.

(Senior Airman Marvin D. Krause, USAF Photo)

Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-10-CV Corsair II (Serial No. 71-0311) from the 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 140th Tactical Fighter Group, Colorado Air National Guard, awaits refueling on the flight line, 1986.

 (Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 86-0345), 120th Fighter Squadron (FS), 140th Fighter Wing (FW), Colorado Air National Guard (COANG) disengages from a refueling boom (fuel port is still open).  The Falcon is carrying an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile (left) and an Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pod under the wing and an Acceleration Monitor Assembly (AMA) pod on the wing tip.

 (Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 87-0279), 120th Fighter Squadron (FS), 140th Fighter Wing (FW), Colorado Air National Guard (COANG)

(Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 87-368), painted in the colour scheme of the original Air National Guard "Minute Men" flight demonstration team, from the 140th Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, on 26 July 2006.  This F-16 is flying in the skies above the southern Rocky Mountains. The 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard had reached the 50th anniversary as the only flying acrobatic Air National Guard team, and to commemorate this event they had painted an F-16 aircraft in the same paint scheme as the original F-86s were in 1956.

(Senior Airman Sean Sides, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 86-0338), 120th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 140th Fighter Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, part of the 186th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (Rocky Mountain Coalition), assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, 2006.

(Staff Sgt. Greg L. Davis, USAF Photo))

A look-down view of a Tiger-striped F-16C belonging to the 140th Fighter Wing, 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard.  The aircraft has tiger-stripes applied to the upper surfaces and represented the Colorado ANG as their official Tiger jet as the unit hosted the Inaugural Tiger Meet of the Americas in mid-August, 2010.  The inaugural meet closely mirrors the NATO Tiger Meet and brings together military units that have large cats as their mascots.

(Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf, US ANG Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, fly through the Colorado Rocky Mountains, 2015.

(USGOV-PD Photo)

C-21A Learjet (Serial No. 86-0374), 200th Airlift Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, 1999.

Royal Canadian Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet aircraft fly a mission in support of exercise Vigilant Eagle 2013 over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, 28 Aug 2013.  Vigilant Eagle is an annual exercise designed to increase anti-terrorism interoperability between the Russian air force and U.S. and Canadian air forces operating under the North American Aerospace Defense Command. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson, U.S. Air Force/Released)

(U.S. Air Force Photos by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs)

Avionic technicians and crew chiefs perform a post-operation servicing to an F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., while on the flightline at Peterson AFB, 30 Sep 2016.  Four F-35s landed at Peterson AFB to execute a flyover during the U.S. Air Force Academy versus the U.S. Naval Academy football game at USAFA.

This book was updated in 2003.

Many examples of aircraft that saw service in the various armed forces of the United States are currently being restored to flying status or preserved in museums in the state of Colorado.  Some of them have significant war records, and a few are currently standing as gate guardians outside their former airbases.  These Warbirds are a permanent part of our modern history, and they deserve to be remarked upon and remembered. These handbooks provide a simple checklist of where the surviving military aircraft in Colorado are located now, along with a few photographs and a brief history of their service in the US military.  The books should spark your interest in some of the military aviation history that can be found in the air museums and airports of this front range state.  Colorado Warbird Survivors is specifically intended to provide a where are they guide for residents and visitors to Colorado who are interested in its rich resources of historical military aircraft.  Contact numbers are provided for the museums, should you be interested in learning more about each aircraft. Perhaps you will then choose to visit these museums in order to appreciate the rich resources of aviation heritage preserved on your behalf.  

The author served with NORAD on Cheyenne Mountain from 1999-2003, and was a volunteer with the Peterson AFB museum.  Many aircraft were rotated to new locations, the P-47 was removed from its pylon and moved indoors where it has been carefully restored.  The number of historic aircraft on display in the state is constantly being expanded, and the first two handbooks were out of date almost at the time of publication.  An update of the aircraft preserved in Colorado is provided here to keep you posted.

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Colorado Warplane Survivors


Aero L-39 Albatros (Serial No. 332801), Reg. No. N43882.  J & E Holdings, PO Box 12345, Aspen, CO 81612-9237.

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No.  G-285), Reg. No. N874Z. William S. Greenwood, Box 4778, Aspen, CO 81612.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73704), C/N 122-40244, "Weaver's Nude", Reg. No. N6168C.  Michael Malcolm.


Folland Fo.141 Gnat T. Mk. 1 (Serial No. FL592) Reg. No. N998XR.  John Robert Mulvey, Astre Air International, 6224 S. Jericho Ct., Aurora, CO 80016-1297.

Folland Fo.141 Gnat T. Mk. 1 (Serial No. FL504) Reg. No. N694XM.  John Robert Mulvey, Astre Air International, 6224 S. Jericho Ct., Aurora, CO 80016-1297.

Hunting P66 Pembroke (Serial No. PAC/W/781), Reg. No. N4273C. John Robert Mulvey, Astre Air International, 6224 S. Jericho Ct., Aurora, CO 80016-1297.

North American AT-6A Texan (Serial No. 78-7375), Reg. No. N90629, Bob Ford, 12091 East Canal Drive, Aurora, CA 80011.

Piper J-3C-50S Cub (Serial No. 18520), Reg. No. N98349.  Steven J. Beckman, 5763 S Orlenas St., Aurora, CO 80015-3501.

Aurora, Buckley Air Force Base, STOP # 24, 140 TFG, 80011-9599.  Tel: 303-366-5363.

Buckley AFB (formerly ANGB) is located eight miles East of Denver.  It is home to the 140th Wing (ANG), which flies F-16A Fighting Falcon fighters; HQ Colorado ANG; 227th Air Traffic Control Flight (ANG); 240th Civil Engineering Flight (ANG); Navy Reserve; Marine Corps Reserve; ARNG; and Air Force Units.  The ANGB was activated on the 1st of April 1942 as a gunnery training facility.  The ANG assumed control from the US Navy in 1959.  The base is named for Lt. John H. Buckley, a National Guardsman who was killed in France on the 27th of September 1918.  The base was re-designated an Air Force Base on the 2nd of October 2000.  A number of helicopters formerly on display at Buckley have been moved, possibly to Greely.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-09840).

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-09874).

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 148513), C/N 12806, formerly on display on base, current location unknown.

(Author Photos)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 79-0373), C/N 61-158.  This aircraft is displayed on a hardstand in front of the Base HQ building.

(Author Photo)

(USAF Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1001), CO, C/N D-147.  On a hardstand in front of the Base HQ building.

(Author Photos)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 69-6230).  On a hardstand in front of the Navy and Marine HQ building.  USS Constellation colours.

(Author Photos)

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No. 6196l).  On the F-16A Flight Line.

(Author Photos)

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 51-13010), painted as (Serial No. 51-2884), C/N 172-167.  In front of the Base HQ building.  Silver with “Minute Man” colours.

(Author Photos)

North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 53-1578), painted as (Serial No. 54-1897), VS, C/N 217-158.  On a hardstand in front of the Base HQ building.  Camouflage colours.

(Author Photos)

North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3299).  This aircraft has been repainted as North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1953),

(Louis DePaemelaere Photo)

North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1953), n front of the Base HQ building.  Silver.

(Author Photos)

Sikorsky SH-34J/S-58 Choctaw Helicopter, USMC, (BuNo. 150213), C/N 58-1545.  In front of the Navy and Marine HQ building.

Two aircraft previously at Buckley have been moved, current location unknown:

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 69-6242).

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 73-0996).


De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I (Serial No. 151), Reg. No. N5161, Wayne G. Rudd, 132 Park Ave., Basalt, CO 81621.

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 5632), Reg. No. N81865.  Wayne G. Rudd, 132 Park Ave., Basalt, CO 81621.

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 51-7606), Reg. No. N9103F. Wayne G. Rudd, 132 Park Ave., Basalt, CO 81621.


Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No. G-735), Reg. No. N3145C.  Roger L. Gibbons, 608 W County Road, 2E, Berthoud, CO 80513.


Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 71-20310), Reg. No. N3140U.  Pan American Partners, 312 Hollyberry Lane, Boulder, CO 80303-5231.

Grumman G-44A Widgeon (Serial No. 1235), Reg. No. N9933H.  Windy Hill Widgeon Works, c/o Marilyn M. Soby, 9998 Hold Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80302.

Grumman HU-16C Albatross (Serial No. 17162), Reg. No. N51025, Howard W. Selby III, 244 Arroyo Chico Salena Star Rte., Boulder,

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 51-3616), Reg. No. N28TW.  844th Squadron Inc., 2871 Loma Place, Boulder, CO 80301.


North American T-28C Trojan (BuNo. 146283), Reg. No. N1184T.  Eagle Air II, PO Box 322, Breckenridge, 804243322.CO


Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140819), Reg. No. N434D.  Delta Enterprises Leasing, 15871 Duquesne Circle, Brighton, CO 80601-3856.

North American AT-6C Texan (Serial No. 88-13651), Reg. No. N696RE, Russell E. Emicle, 15885 Delta Ct., Brighton, CO 8061-3863.

Broomfield, Jefferson County Airport.

Beechcraft D17 Staggerwing (Serial No.).

De Havilland DH 112 Venom (Serial No. 737), Reg. No. N21MJ.  M & M Aircraft Sales Coy, 11740 Airport Way, Hangar 36F, Broomfield, CO 80021-2558.  Swiss Air Force.

Folland Fo.141 Gnat T. Mk. 1 (Serial No. FL504) Reg. No. N694XM.  Michael W. Bertz, 11740 Airport Way 35-C, Broomfield, CO 80021

Folland Fo.141 Gnat T. Mk. 1 (Serial No. FL562) Reg. No. N572XR.  Michael W. Bertz, 11740 Airport Way 35-C, Broomfield, CO 80021.

Hunting Percival P.84 Jet Provost T-3 (Serial No.) Michael W. Bertz, 11740 Airport Way 35-C, Broomfield, CO 80021.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F/JJ-5 (Serial No. 551604), Reg. No. N905DM.  Built in China in 1977, this two-seater is armed with one 23-mm cannon.  Colonel (USAF Ret’d) Jack E. Wilhite, Red Storm Airshows, 6400 Crestbrook Drive, Morrison,

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No. 52-8236-1), Reg. No. N4269R.  Jack Thunder, PO Box 274, Broomfield, CO 80020.

LTV A-7 Corsair II (Serial No.), parts

Broomfield, Jeffco Warbird Group

The Jeffco Warbird Group was formed by Michael Bertz, Col., CO ANG, to combine the  efforts of several groups of Warbird owners and operators who are located at Jefferson County Airport (Jeffco/KBJC), Broomfield, Colorado.  The mission of the group is to preserve, maintain and fly historic Military propeller and jet powered aircraft.

The Jeffco Warbird Group has participated in many airshows including several Cheyenne Frontier Days Airshows, The Wyoming ANG 40th Anniversary Open House, Airshow Colorado 1997, and the Ellsworth AFB 50th Anniversary Airshow and Open House.

Many historic aircraft participate with the Jeffco Warbird Group including a rare North American P-51D Mustang.  Jet aircraft which participate in the Jeffco Warbird Group include a Folland Gnat, DeHavilland Venom, MiG-17 and a Jet Provost T Mk. 5.

Broomfield, Warbird Recovery

Warbird Recovery is committed to the International recovery and restoration of rare and historic military aircraft.  The first aircraft recovery trip took place in the Summer of 1993 in Siberian Russia.  The mission was to recover rare Japanese and US fighters. However, that mission is still ongoing and has not been completed. Aircraft which have been successfully recovered and brought to the United States by Warbird Recovery include several Messerschmitt Bf-109-E fighters and a British Hawker Hurricane.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4.  This aircraft was built in 1942 in Leipzig, Germany. Records show that this aircraft was a Norwegian patrol aircraft which flew the Murmansk sector of Russia and was shot down in The Second World War by Russian forces.  It remained where it came to rest in Northern Russia until it was recovered by Warbird Recovery in the winter of 1994. All remaining pieces were shipped to the Warbird Recovery facility in Broomfield, Colorado.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 is also under restoration at Warbird Recovery.  The Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft was so successful that when production of the Bf 109 ceased in 1956, over 35,000 had been built. The performance of the Bf 109 was equal to the Spitfire and superior to the Hurricane. There is now only one flying original Bf 109 in the world.  Warbird Recovery has begun restoring this aircraft to original flying condition.

Hawker Hurricane MKI RAF Serial No. P3311.  This aircraft was built in 1940 by Hawker Aircraft Limited, England. Records show that this aircraft took off from North Weald Aerodrome on 27 May 1940 at 1550-hrs. The pilot was Flt. Lt. Lee who engaged with German He 111's over Dunkirk, France. Flt Lt. Lee was shot down over the English Channel. After bailing out he was rescued at sea. It is uncertain if he was shot down by an He 111 or by an Me 110 bomber.

The remains of the Hurricane were recovered off the beach at Dunkirk and were moved to the London, England area.  In 1995 all remaining pieces were shipped to Fort. Collins, CO by Warbird Recovery.  Warbird Recovery has begun restoring this aircraft to original flying condition.

Broomfield, Spirit of Flight Air Museum

The Spirit of Flight Air Museum was founded in August 1998 by Gordon R. Page.  The Spirit of Flight Museum is dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, preservation and display of rare and historical Military Aircraft and related artifacts.  The goal of the Museum is to display significant Military Aircraft at a new facility located at Jefferson County Airport in Broomfield, Colorado and to educate the general public about the history of the world events which these aircraft participated in.  The Museum will also hold frequent flying events to display it's aircraft to the General Public.  Along with the aircraft, the Museum facility will also house an aviation library, aviation art gallery, meeting areas, restoration area, gift shop, snack area and a special area which will honor individuals and companies which have made significant contributions to Aviation in the Denver and Rocky Mountain region.

Lockheed 12A Electra Junior 1205, ex-RCAF, Reg. No. NC16079, undergoing restoration ot airworthy status.


(ronjean Photo)

(Looper5920 Photo)

Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 0-15479), VFW Post 6491.

Canon, Fremont County Airport.

(mr.volkswagen Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No.  0-9999).

(Author Photo)

(WalkingDuo Photo)

(Louis DePaemelaere Photo)

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7551), XN, C/N 585, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, mounted on a pylon.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0575).  This aircraft was originally on display at Canon; it is currently unlocated.


North American AT-6F Texan (Serial No. 44-81976), Reg. No. N7464C, Kenneth J. Burham, 6932 County Road 110, Carr, CO 80612-8908.


North American AT-6F Texan (Serial No. 44-81857), Reg. No. N81854, Wayne Rudd, 52 Flying Fish Road, Carbondale, CO 81623-9566.

Colorado Springs

Bell OH-58C Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 70-15136), Reg. No. N196PD.  City of Colorado Springs Police Department, 705 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Bell OH-58C Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16947), Reg. No. N198PD. City of Colorado Springs Police Department, 705 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

(Author Photos)

(Xnatedawgx Photo)

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (Serial No. 53-0283), C/N 17064, Texas Air National Guard, Steve Kanatzar, Solo’s Restaurant, 1665N Newport Rd., Colorado.

Consolidated Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 7333), Reg. No. N67232.  William R. Sutherland, 226 W Platt, Colorado Springs, CO 80900.

Hiller UH-12B Raven Helicopter (Serial No. JR-1), Reg.No. N5104V.

Hiller UH-12D Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 2118), Reg. No. N9740C.  Mark A. Henry, 5015 Goodnight Ct, Colorado Springs, CO 80922.

Hiller OH-23D Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 58-5454), Reg. No. N604RA.  Trans Aero Ltd., 715 S. Circle Drive, Suite 102, Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

Hunting Percival P.84 Jet Provost T-3 (Serial No. PACW 6328), Reg. No. N4427Q.  Charles B. Simpson, 1330 Oak Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

Lockheed P-38F Lightning (Serial No. 42-12652), "White 33", Airworthy.  Jim Slattery, restored by WestPac Restorations.

Lockheed P-38J Lightning (Serial No. 42-103988), Flying Heritage Collection, being restored by WestPac Restorations.

North American AT-6C Texan (Serial No. 27352), Reg. No. N7058C, Mrs. J. A. Flesher, 6150 Daylight Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80918-7678.  Possibly sold to a buyer in Parkland Estates.

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No. 90672), Reg. No. N6643C, Richard D. Janitell, 325 Haversham Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-7204.

(Dave Miller Photo)

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No. 88-14945), Reg. No. N800SH, Barton Aviation, 15 Friendship Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1810.  This aircraft formerly served with the South African Air Force.

North American T-28C Trojan (Serial No. 140520), Reg. No. N678MC.  Michael B. Cranford, 4985 Iron Horse Trail, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49385), Westpac Restorations, airworthy.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-8089).  This aircraft served with the USAAF's 489th Fighter Group based in the south-west Pacific and was recovered from Papua, New Guinea.  Being restored to airworthy status for the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 81164), James Tobul, Westpac Restorations.

Colorado Springs, Edward J. Peterson Air & Space Museum, 150 East Ent Avenue, Peterson AFB, CO, 80914-1303.  Telephone: 719-556-8278, FAX: 719-556-8509.

The museum is located on Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB) in Building 981 at the intersection of Peterson and Ent Boulevards.  Peterson Air Force Base is approximately seven miles east of Colorado Springs on Highway 24.

Peterson AFB is located at the eastern edge of Colorado Springs.  It is host to the 21st Space Wing, and its major tenants are Northern Command (NORTHCOM), North American Aerospace Command (NORAD); Air Force Space Command; Army Space Command; 302d Airlift Wing (AFRC); and the Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum).  The AFB was first activated in 1942.  It is named for 1st Lt. Edward J. Peterson, who was killed in the crash of his Lockheed P-38 Lightning on the 8th of August 1942.

The museum is housed in the original Art Deco style Colorado Springs Municipal Airport Passenger Terminal building which was constructed in 1941.  The museum is located within an 8.3-acre State Historic District, site of Colorado Springs’ first Municipal Airport, founded in 1926.  The Historic District has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places.  The museum preserves and portrays the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs to include the early aviation history of the City, the Second World War Peterson Army Air Base (PAAB), Air Defense Command (ADC), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and United States Air Force Space Command (USSPACECOM)  The museum offers unguided “discovery” tours and is fully handicapped accessible.  A Braille guidebook is available for the visually impaired.

Public Access: Non-military visitors may be required to show a current driver’s license, automobile registration and proof of insurance to the Gate Guard or Base Visitor’s Center located at the Main Gate to gain entry to Peterson Air Force Base to visit the Museum).  A temporary pass will then be issued to visit the Museum).

The museum features exhibits, models, satellites, uniforms and other artifacts pertaining to the early aviation history of Colorado Springs and the history of Peterson AFB from 1942 to present day Air Force, space and satellite operations.  Also featured are special exhibits on the Second World War Prisoners of War (POW) in Germany; the Home Front during the Second World War, War trophies and Souvenirs of the Second World War, and several the Second World War and present day model aircraft.  The museum also operates a small gift shop and a 37-seat video theater with several titles and topics to choose from.  The following aircraft and missiles are on static display at the PA&SM:

(Author Photos)

Avro CF-100 Mk. 5C Canuck, RCAF (Serial No. 100779), 779, C/N 679.  This aircraft was acquired by the museum in May 1976.

(Author Photo)

Boeing CIM-10A BOMARC Missile (Serial No. 59-2051).

(Author Photo)

(KJKlock Photo)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1109).  Initially mounted on a pylon, it is now on display in the Air Park.

(Author Photos)

Convair GF-106A Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0134), C/N 8-31-23, 144th FIG, CA ANG.

(Author Photo)

(KJKlock Photo)

(Mike Kaehler Photo)

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Serial No. 1356255), “Lynn II”, fibreglass replica, mounted on a pylon.  When they took the original P-40 down as directed by the National Museum of the USAF, it still had gas in the tanks and ammunition in its gun bays. The P-40 had taxied off the runway and was lifted on the pylon.  The NMUSAF had informed them if they didn't move it indoors, they would lose it - which is what happened, and it went to a museum in Florida.  The volunteers in the area found a few bits and pieces of scrapped P-40s and married them to this fibreglass replica.

(Author Photos)

(KJKlock Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0713), C/N 580-1362.

(USAF Photo)

Lockheed F-94C Starfire, (Serial No. 50-970), while being used as a testbed for Lockheed out of their Burbank, California, facility. This aircraft was painted in standard markings for type, with all lettering in black, a black nose radome, a beige plastic wing leading edge rocket pod nose cap (note that the pod on the left wing is apparently of aluminum construction, thus indicating its possible use as a test instrumentation bay), black wing leading edge de-icing boots, and a light green nose anti-glare pane

(Author Photos)

(SnailMan1 Photo)

Lockheed F-94C Starfire (Serial No. 50-1006), FA-006, C/N 880-8051.

(Author Photos)

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0936), painted as (Serial No. 56-0808), (F-104A), FG-808, mounted on a pylon.

(Author Photos)

(Leoparmr Photo)

(SnailMan1 Photo)

(KJKlock Photo)

(Louis DePaemelaere Photo)

Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star (Serial No. 52-3425), C/N 4343, 30D.

(Author Photos)

(KJKlock Photo)

Martin EB-57E Canberra (Serial No. 55-4279), C/N 381.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, RCAF (Serial No. 101044), USAF (Serial No. 57-0381), 044, C/N 559.

(Author Photo)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0274), mounted on a pylon.

(Author Photos)

(SnailMan1 Photo)

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0799), C/N 1118, painted as 63-0589.

(Author Photos)

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 76-0024), C/N 204, A176.

McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet, RCAF (Serial No. 188723).  (NORAD and USNORTHCOM Photo)

(Louis DePaemelaere Photo)

This aircraft was donated by the Government of Canada to the USAF Heritage Program as a gesture of appreciation for the United States and Canada’s longstanding and continuing partnership through the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).  The aircraft was transferred to Colorado from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec.

(Author Photos)

(KJKlock Photo)

(Louis DePaemelaere Photo)

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-0782), FU-782, C/N 201-226.

(Author Photos)

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 52-1941), FY-941.    

(Author Photos)

(USAF Photo)

(Mike Kaehler Photo)

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-89425), "Wild Hair".  Originally mounted on a pylon, this aircraft has been restored and is now on display inside the museum hangar.

US Army Hawk Missile.

US Army MIM-3 Nike Ajax Missile.

US Army MIM-14 Nike Hercules Missile.

Colorado Springs, United States Air Force Academy, CO 80840-5151.  Tel: 719-333-2025 (Visitor Center), or 333-4674 (Library Special Questions Desk)

“In 1949 the Secretary of Defense, James Forestall, created a committee to recommend a general system of education for service officers.  Within a year, this advisory group reported that only an air academy, separate from both West Point and Annapolis, would meet the needs of the air force.  When Congress authorized creation of the institution in 1954, the Secretary of the Air Force launched the site selection process.  Three “semi-finalists” emerged from the screening: Alton, Illinois; Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Colorado Springs.”  Colorado won.  The cadet wing moved into the academy from its temporary campus at Lowry Field in late August 1958.  The following June the first class was graduated from the permanent campus.”  (Carl Ubbelohde, Maxine Benson and Duane A. Smith, A Colorado History, Seventh Edition, Pruett Publishing Company, Boulder, Colorado, 1999, p. 334)

NORAD has also been in Colorado Springs (first at Ent Air Base, later at Peterson Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain) since 1957.  Historic aircraft have been on display at the USAFA from its earliest days.

The following aircraft and missiles are on outdoor static display at the United States Air Force Academy:

(Author Photos)

(Greg Goebel Photos)

(Team gEco Friendly Photo)

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (Serial No. 55-0083), C/N 17199, “Diamond Lil”,  black and camouflage colours.  This aircraft was in service from Oct 1956 until Oct 1983.

(Author Photo)

Cessna T-41A Mescalero (Serial No.), Reg. No. N557AF, Academy Airport.

(Author Photos)

Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt (Serial No. 77-0205).  During Operation Desert Storm, Capt. Swain was the 1st pilot in history to have an air-to-air shoot down of an enemy helicopter.  This aircraft was mounted on a pylon at the USAF Academy in May 2013.  Thunderbird Lookout.

(EpicV27 Photo)

(Author Photo)

General Dynamics GF-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 75-0748), C/N 61-4, below the Chapel.

(James G. Howes Photo)

(Piergiuliano Chesi Photo)

(Author Photos)

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 55-2967).

(Author Photos)

Martin Marietta SV-5J Swallow, (Serial No. 66-13552), Lifting Body, prototype of the X-24, mounted on a pylon beside the Aeronautics Laboratory.

(Author Photos)

McDonnell F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7463), OY, C/N 1967, with six kill markings, below the Chapel.

(Greg Goebel Photo)

(Author Photos)

McDonnell F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 76-0042), C/N 224, A194, below the Chapel.

(Author Photos)

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No.52-4749), painted as 24978, Academy Airport.

North American F-100D Super Sabre (55-3503).

(Author Photos)

(Tom.dog Photo)

North American F-100F Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3730) “Spirit of St. Louis II”, near the BX.

(Author Photos)

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 59-1602), 1, C/N N5115, Thunderbird markings, mounted on a pylon at  Thunderbird Lookout.

(Author Photos)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0482), below the Chapel.

(Author Photo)

LGM-30 Minute Man II Missile, near the Sports Center.

(Outspoken1 Photo)

Schweitzer 2-33A (TG-4) Glider (Serial No.), Reg. No.  N94TH, inside the Visitor’s Center.

Colorado Springs, Butts Airfield, Fort Carson, CO

(Author Photos)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-09899), 4th Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regt, Butts Army Airfield.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (2 hulks), 10th Special Forces Airborne Group.

(Author Photo)

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 023247, HQ 4th Sqn 3rd Armd Cavalry Regt, Building 2350, Titus Street & Barkeley Street.

(Author Photos)

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 015687), Main Gate.

Bell OH-58C Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 20403), Butts Army Airfield, Bldg 9658

(Author Photos)

Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4547), Third Cavalry Museum.


Hiller UH-12D Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 2351), Reg. No. N7173S.  Craig Helicopters Inc., PO Box 1212, Craig, CO 81626-1212.

Cripple Creek

(mr.volkswagen Photo)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (65-9541), mounted on a pylon at the Mount Pisgah Cemetery Veterans Memorial.

Del Norte

Hawker Sea Fury T Mk. 20 (Serial No. 37537), Reg. No. N35SF.  Vernon C. McCallister, 57 First Ave., Del Norte, CO 81132.  Project.


Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No.), Sky Fighters Inc., Centennial Airport.

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No.), Sky Fighters Inc., Centennial Airport.

(Greg Goebel Photo)

(Hustvedt Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury (Serial No. 37511), Reg. No. N2545F, FB60, RCN colours.  Joseph H. Thibodeau, 155 South Madison Street, Suite 209, Denver, CO 80209.  Iraqi wings.

Lockheed 1049C Constellation (Serial No. 4535), Reg. No. N6227C, Proimex International Ltd., 8000 E Girard 400, Denver, CO 80231.

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No. 7695), Reg. No. N98FP, William M. Reed, 360 Jasmine, Denver, CO 80220.

North American AT-6G Texan (Serial No. 49-3190), Reg. No. N884TA, Steven Cowell, PO Box 370022, Denver, CO 80237-0022.

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74582), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9253),  "Crusader", FF-582, Reg. No. N51JT.  Joseph H. Thibodeau, 155 South Madison Street, Suite 209, Denver, CO 80209.

North American T-28A Trojan (BuNo.)

Sikorsky S-58 Seabat Helicopter (Serial No. 148021), Reg. No. N51803.  Richard J. Salter, 5067 W. Moncrieff Place, Denver, CO 80212.

The following warbirds are currently listed in the FAA Registry for Denver, but are not in the state:

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 62-5889), Reg. No. N134GM, Double Eagle Co., 3200 Cherry Creek South Drive, Ste 400, Denver, CO 80209-3265.  Possibly sold.

Helio U-10 Courier (Serial No.), Denver.  Possibly sold.

Lockheed P-38L (F-5G) Lightning (Serial No. 42-13400), Reg. No. N55929.  American Veterans Memorial Museum, PO Box 10154, Denver, CO 80210.  This aircraft crashed in Alaska in 1945, and has been recovered and restored.  It is on display at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.  It was origninally registered to Colorado, because the pilot came from Denver.

Lockheed P-38L-5 Lightning (Serial No. 44-26961), Reg. No. N6961.  This aircraft was owned by John G. Deahl, 3130 East Ohio Way, Denver, CO 80209.  He died in a crash with this aircraft near Salt Lake City, Utah.  Although the remains were badly burned, the parts are stored with an aviation group in California.

North American TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-28738A), Reg. No. N3441G.  Midwest Seafoods Inc., PO Box 18129, Denver, CO 80203.  This aircraft has been moved to Wyoming.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73825), C/N 122-40365, Reg. No. N7712C.  William J. Owen, 1738 1st National Bank Building, Denver, CO 80200.  (Data for this aircraft suggests it has been lost in a crash, TBC).

Denver, Denver International Airport (DIA)

(Author Photos)

(Queens Blessing Photo)

Alexander Eaglerock Model A-14 (Serial No. NC205Y).  Hanging at opposite end of the Concourse.

(Author Photos)

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. SC1918 #65). Hanging in Main Concourse.

(dingo262 Photo)

Learjet 35A.  Hanging in Concourse C.

Denver, Commemorative Air Force, Denver, The Mile High Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) received its charter in February 1999.  The Mile High Wing had the Lodestar described below.  It is now in Texas.

Lockheed C-60A-5 Lodestar, (Serial No.)  The Army Air Corps accepted this aircraft on 6 October 1943 as a C-60A-5.  It was soon delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force where it saw service during the war.  After the war, this aircraft was converted to a Howard 250 executive version.

Denver, Colorado Army National Guard Base, Denver,  69th Bn.

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No.), presently unlocated.

Denver, J.W. Duff Aircraft Salvage

Mr. Duff has been salvaging or collecting parts and pieces of old warbirds since 1949, and now has portions of over 500 aircraft, some complete, but mostly fuselages and wings. Mr. Duff has sent several aircraft to the USAF museum, including a Beech U-21 Ute and a Consolidated L-13 Vultee.  Duff Aircraft Salvage has parts available for a number of classic warbirds.  None of the aircraft are on display, but inquiries may be directed to: J.W. Aircraft Salvage, 8131 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO, 80207; or to J.W. Duff Aircraft Company, 3696 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80200.  Tel: 303-399-6010.

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor (Serial No. 43-33283A), Reg. No. N5973V, Beechcraft T-34 Mentor (Serial No. 144098), Reg. No. N5543.

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (Serial No. 144098), Reg. No. N5543.

Bell 47G Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 1528), Reg. No. N2814B.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-15774), Reg. No. N60638.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 70-16232), Reg. No. N60901.

Bell UH-1L Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 154944), Reg. No. N138US.

Consolidated Vultee/HOPS L-13A Scorpion (Serial No. 47-323), Reg. No. N68845.

De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver L-20A (Serial No. 593), Reg. No. N32414.

De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver U-6A (Serial No. 1919), Reg. No. N90646.

Hiller OH-23D  Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 61-3190), Reg. No. N38007.

Hiller OH-23D  Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 61-3191), Reg. No. N38008.

North American SNJ-4 Texan (Serial No. 88-10271), Reg. No. N7093C.

Piper L-18C Super Cub (Serial No. 18-2119), Reg. No. N4075A.

Piper L-21A Super Cub (Serial No. 18-919), Reg. No. N6200A.

Denver, Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Hangar Number 1, Building 401, Lowry Campus, 7711 East Academy Blvd, Denver, Colorado, 80220.  Tel: 303-360-5360; FAX: 303-5328.

The museum is located at the site of the former Lowry AFB, 7711 East Academy Blvd, Denver, Colorado.  During the Second World War a great number of aircrew trained at Lowry AFB.  A Douglas B-18 Bolo was the first aircraft to land at Lowry after it was paved.  C-47s flew here, and a number of flight engineers trained on B-17s, B-24s and B-29s here.  Air operations ceased at Lowry as the city grew up around it in 1965.  The WORA&SM is Denver’s first Aerospace Museum, and is the Official Air and Space Museum of the State of Colorado as designated by the Colorado State Legislature (HB 97-1269)  The museum is Denver’s newest major historical and educational facility, and has been organized to remind the aviation minded of the rich history of flight in the Rocky Mountain region.  The museum also serves to teach the younger generation about the science of aviation and space travel.  With 30 aircraft and special exhibits, there is something of interest in the museum for everyone.

(Lance Barber Photo)

Alexander Eagle Rock (Serial No. NC2568), 1926 biplane built in Colorado.

(I. Emt147 Photos)

(Ryan Frost Photo)

Ball-Bartoe JW-1 Jetwing.

(Clemens Vasters Photo)

Beechcraft UC-45B Expeditor (Serial No. 42-37496), C/N 4089.  AT-11 Kansan.

(Greg Goebel Photo)

(Author Photos)

(Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Photo)

Boeing B-52B Stratofortress (Serial No. 52-0005), C/N 16495.

Cessna U-3A Administrator “Blue Canoe” (Serial No. 57-5894), C/N 38009.

Chanute Glider.

Christian Eagle homebuilt.

(Clemens Vasters Photo)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-0984), 01, FC-984.

(Author Photos)

(Lance Barber Photo)

Douglas B-18A Bolo (Serial No. 39-0025), C/N 2673.  This aircraft has been restored to its all metal finish and repainted as (Serial No. 39-0522), previously registered as NC62477.

FP-404 Biplane.

(Ryan Frost Photo)

General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 68-0297), C/N B1-59.

(Author Photos)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92050), 3 ¼’ clipped off each wing, modified and equipped with a Buick engine for racing.

(Author Photo)

(Clemens Vasters Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 159829), SD-205, C/N 189, 19785, USS John C. Stennis.

(Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Photo)

(Clemens Vasters Photo)

Grumman EA-6B Prowler (BuNo. --388).

Hang Glider.

Kitfox Model I.

KR-1 Sport Plane.

Langley Aerodrome No. 4.

(Greg Goebel Photo)

Learjet Model 36A.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 56-1710), C/N 580-1060.

(Greg Goebel Photo)

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0910), C/N 383-1198.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 69-6188).

(Ryan Frost Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 73-0996), C/N D-392.

Luenger Beta I.

(Author Photo)

Martin EB-57E Canberra (Serial No. 55-4293).

(Clemens Vasters Photo)

(Clemens Vasters Photo)

(Allen Jones Photos)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0271), C/N 643, 4756th ADW.

(Ryan Frost Photo)

McDonnell GF-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 66-0287), C/N 2280, “Julie”.

MiniMAX 110R.

Moni Experimental Aircraft.

(Ryan Frost Photo)

Murray Model T Homebuilt helicopter, Reg No. N7221.

(Author Photo)

(Clemens Vasters Photo)

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1308), FU-308, C/N 203-80.

(Clemens Vasters Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3417), FW-417, C/N 245-67.

(Author Photos)

Nord 3202 (Serial No. 62), Reg. No. N2254R), L’Armée d’Air (French Air Force), primary trainer.

Piasecki Vertol H-21B Shawnee Helicopter (Serial No. 55-4218), painted as (Serial No. 34379).

Primary Glider.

Rand Robinson LR-1.

(Author Photos)

Republic RF-84K Thunderflash (Serial No. 52-7266), FICON.

(Clemens Vasters Barber Photo)

(Author Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0508), FH-508, C/N D196, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing.

(Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Photo)

Rockwell B-1A Lancer (Serial No. 74-00160).

(Lance Barber Photo)

Schweizer SGS 1-24 Glider.

Wizard, powered ultralite.

Woody Pusher.

Other exhibits:

(Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Photo)

Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing fighter.  Model from the movie “Star Wars.”

Space Station module simulator.

Numerous vintage cars, gliders, home-built aircraft and aviation memorabilia.

Denver, Worldwide Aircraft.  Marty Batuva.


Consolidated Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 2960), Reg. No. N4566V.  Brian M. Cutter, 160 Brice Place, Durango, CO 81303-8135.


Fairchild 24R46 (Serial No.), Reg. No. NC81281.  Jamie S. Treat, Aircraft Restoration and Repair, 24201 David C. Johnson Loop, Kelly Airpark, Elbert, CO 80106.

North American AT-6G Texan (Serial No. 49-2897), Reg. No. N7197C.  Edward Huber, 24961 Kolstad Loop, Elbert, CO 80106-9512.


Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92050), Reg. No. N194G, James R. Axtell, 1066 Osage Street, Elizabeth, CO 80107-8436.  Moved, presently unlocated.


(Big B Bob Photo)

Martin TM-76 Mace winged nuclear missile, mounted on pylons in a children's park.

Englewood, Centennial Airport, 7800 South Peoria St., Englewood, CO 80112.

Aero L-39ZA Albatros (Serial No. 332634), Reg. No. N390ZA.  330 S Zuni St., Englewood, CO 80110-2087.

(Author Photo)

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No. 69-7669), Reg. No. N51680, all black, USAF colours.  Patrol Squadron Colorado, 6838 Alpine Drive Lane, Parker, CO 80134.

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No.), WORA&SM, maintained in flying condition

Hunting Percival P.84 Jet Provost Mk. 5A (Serial No. XN471), Reg. No. N471XN.  Craig Wingert, 1412 Eagle View Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-2918.

Lockheed/Canadair T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 160), Reg. No. N221SF.  Flight Test Research Inc., 6200 Plateau Drive, Englewood, CO 80111.

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 137736), Reg. No. N28TP.  John L. Breit, 12260 Control Tower Road, Englewood CO 80111.

(Author Photo)

Piper J3 Cub (Serial No. 18520), Reg. No. N98349, Steven J. Beckman, 5753 S. Orleans St., Aurora, CO 80015-3501.

Piper L-4J Cub (Serial No. 44-13640), Reg. No. N5985V, “Patsy”

North American SNJ-3 Texan (Serial No. 786987), Reg. No. N7648E.  Robert A. Estock, 2752 S. Irving St., Denver, CO 80236-2510.

North American AT-6G Texan (Serial No. SA060), Reg. No. N48JC, Centennial, 12720 East Control Tower Road, Englewood, CO 80112.

The following warbirds are currently listed in the FAA Registry for Centennial Airport, but may have been sold and are presently unlocated:

Beechcraft D18 Expeditor (Serial No.), Second World War colours, Steve Hinds, Front Range.

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (Serial No.), Robert Heckendorf, 69th Bn, Wall of Fire Airshows.

Cessna AT-37 Dragonfly (Serial No.), Robert Heckendorf.

De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (Serial No.), COIN colours, Robert Heckendorf.

Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (Serial No.), Reg. No. N91945, Robert Heckendorf.


Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 147675), Blue Angels No. 3 colours, ex-USMC, being restored at the Spirit of Flight Center.

Grumman G-44A Widgeon (Serial No. 1429), Reg. No. N945JD.  Wayne C. Mulher, 185 Piper Drive, Erie, CO 80516.

Lockheed 12A Electra junior, built in 1936, Reg. No. NC16079.  Spirit of Flight Center.


North American AT-6A Texan (Serial No. AJ0968), Reg. No. N4802E, Rocky Mountain Group Technologies Inc., 3253 Elk View Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439-7973.

Falcon, Meadowlake Airport, Cross Taxi Way E, Hangar #3, Falcon,  Aircraft Restoration.  Tel: 719-70-0782.


(SnailMan1 Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0587), property of the USAF Museum.

MGM-1 Matador missile.

Fort Carson

Beechcraft C-45F Expeditor (Serial No. 44-87018), Reg. No. N6645C, Sylvan V. Vick, CO 45th Aviation Bn, Fort Carson, CO 80913.

Fort Collins

Hawker Sea Fury (Serial No.)  Owned by the Whittington brothers, World Jet Center, Florida.

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No.).

North American F-51H Mustang (Serial No.).

Fort Collins, Evergreen Ventures.

Evergreen Ventures is restoring a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 (Serial No. 610824), which was purchased by Doug Arnold's Warbirds of GB.  It was recovered from the Yugoslav Aeronautical Museum.  A Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 (Serial No. 610937) is also being restored after being purchased from Doug Arnold's Warbirds of GB.  It was captured near Munich in Germany in 1945.  For more information visit the Classic Warbirds website.

Fort Collins, Q G Aviation Of America, Aircraft Restoration, 140 Racquette Dr., Ft Collins ,  Tel: 970-221-5461.

Fort Collins, Vintage Aircraft Ltd Inc., 2050 Airway Ave, Ft Collins, CO 80524-2708.  Tel: 970-493-3477.

Fort Garland

(beagle39z Photo)

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-6560), mounted on a pylon in the Veteran's Memorial Park.

Fort Lupton

North American T-28C Trojan (Serial No. 140519), Reg. No. N9019N.  Robert A. Resling, 7507 Weld County Road 39, Fort Lupton, CO 80621.

Frederick Firestone Airfield

Fairchild PT-19 Cornell (Serial No.).

Fokker D.VII (Serial No.), fuselage, replica.

Sikorsky CH-34 Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No.).

Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper (Serial No.).

Collection of various aviation parts and material, including a B-29 tug accumulated by Jim McDonald.


De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver (Serial No. 981), Reg. No. N411MC, Reed Hollow Ranch LPA, 441 Russellville Road, Franktown, CO 80116-8901.


(b&ladventures Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicpter (Serial No. 68-16307), mounted on a pylon in the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park.


Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-10061), Reg. No. N22SD.  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401.

Piper L-21B Super Cub (Serial No. 18-3926), Reg. No. N33MT.  Nick Saum, Box 956, Golden, CO 80402.

Grand Junction

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 67-17534), Reg. No. N3276M.  Woodstone Corp., 3320 North Ridge Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506-1926.

(Author Photos)

Grumman F-11 Tiger (BuNo. 141796).  Blue Angels colours, mounted on a pylon at Walker Field Airport.

(Author Photos)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 154131), NE-506, C/N I-266.  USN, VMA(AW)-533, mounted on a pylon at Walker Field Airport.

Grand Junction, Commemorative Air Force, Rocky Mountain Wing.

Douglas B-26C Invader (Serial No. 28880), Reg. No. N202R, “Miss Murphy”, Rodney G. Huskey, Lonestar Enterprises, PO Box 55331, Grand Junction, CO 81505-5025.

(Gerry Metzler Photo)

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 53503), Reg. No. N53503.  309

Piper J-3 Cub/L-4 Grasshopper (Serial No.), Eric Baldwin.

Greely, Weld County Airport

(David Foltz Photo)

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 60-0586), C/N N5159.

(Author Photo)

Cessna O-2 Skymaster (Serial No.), 7 aircraft, J.W. Duff Aircraft Salvage, Denver.

Greely,  Colorado Air National Guard Base

(Author Photo)

LTV A-7 Corsair II, (Serial No.).


Hiller OH-12G Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 1527), Reg.No. N603RA.  Ag Air Inc., PO Box 606, Johnstown, CO 80534-0606.


(Outspoken1 Photo)

Bell AH-1F Cobra helicopter (Serial No. 68-15001), mounted on a pylon at the Veteran's Memorial.


North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 45-11636), "Stang Evil", Colorado Air National Guard markings, Reg. No. N11636.  Michael W. Bertz.

Ryan ST-A/PT-22 Recruit (Serial No. 115), Reg. No. N14983.  Gordon F. Autry, 1820 Winfield Drive, Lakewood, CO 80215.


North American T-28C Trojan (Serial No. 140464), Reg. No. N464SB.  Perry Park Investments, Ltd., PO Box 98, Larkspur, CO 80118-0098.

La Salle

Bell UH-1F Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-1216), Reg. No. N22064.  Associated Aerial Applicators, 23482 WCR 48, La Salle, CO 80645.

North American AT-6C Texan (Serial No. 88-12018), Reg. No. N60380, Low Level Dusting Company Inc., 119 2nd Street, La Salle, CO 80645.


North American AT-6G Texan (Serial No. 49-3038A), Reg. No. N66TY.  Glenn R. Jones, 6585 S. Cherry Way, Littleton, CO 80121.

Piper J3 Cub (Serial No. 19299), Reg. No. N6134H.  Mark E. Kirkegaard, 6741 South Marion Circle W, Littleton, CO 80120.


Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor (Serial No. AF-220), Reg. No. N9660C, Sports Travel Inc., 7214 Cardinal Lane, Longmont, CO 80501.

North American AT-6G Texan (Serial No. SA079), Reg. No. N26WR, Warren K. Rempel, 2745 Grinnel Drive, Longmount, CO 80503.

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 49-1580), Reg. No. N281TT.  Ken A. Buckspan, 3920 Iron Crescent, Longmount, CO 80503-8306.


Yakovlev Yak-11 (Serial No. 458519), Reg. No. N11YH.  Jim H. McKinstry, 3750 Weld County Road, Mead, CO 80542.


Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 49-0884), Reg. No. N652, Jim Cullen, Box 771, Monument, CO 80132.  May have been sold, presently unlocated.

North American SNJ-4 Texan (Serial No. 88-13763), Reg. No. N6425D.  Jerrold E. Wannemacher, PO Box 1154, Monument, CO 80132.


Sikorsky UH-19D Chickasaw Helicopter (Serial No. 57-5958), Reg. No. N555DT.  Delbert Topliss, RR 2, PO Box 124, Montrose, CO 81401.

(USAF Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1055), 140th Wing/120th Fighter Squadron, 31 Dec 1979.

(Louis DePaemelaere Photo)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1055), mounted on a pylon at Montrose Airport.  ThisA-7D was part of the 140th Wing, 120th Fighter Squadron.

New Liberty

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 69-15911), Reg. No. N3276T.  Woodstone Corporation, 1856 8 Road, New Liberty, CO 81525.


Bell 47G-2 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 1973), Reg. No. N2871B.  Jack Summers, PO Box 43, Ouray, CO 81427-0043.

Pagosa Springs

Bell 47G Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 5503), Reg. No. N4475.  Kenneth J. Tooker, 2770 Ranchland Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-9824.

Bell 47G-3B Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 3267), Reg. No. N1509L.  Rotors West Inc., 2770 Ranchland Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-9824.

Grumman G-44A Widgeon (Serial No. 1372), Reg. No. N92L.  John M. Huft, 2400 Preservation Place, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-8104.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73518), "Precious Metal", racer No. 38, Reg. No. N5483V. Don Whittington, 1881 St., Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315


Piper J3 Cub (Serial No. 19881), Reg. No. N6676H.  Rob Shriner Jr., 3234 East Cottonwood Ave., Parker, CO 80134-9623.

Platte Valley Airpark

Lafayette Escadrille (Great War flying replica aircraft, privately owned).  The Lafayette Foundation is a collection of Great War warbirds, vintage and classic airplanes.

Fokker D.VII (Serial No.), full scale replica.

Fokker Dr.I (Serial No.),full scale replica.

Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A (Serial No.), 5/8 scale replica.

Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A  (Serial No.), 5/8 scale replica.

Sopwith Pup (Serial No.), 5/8 scale replica.

Pueblo, Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Pueblo Memorial Airport, 31001 Magnuson Avenue, Pueblo, CO, 81001.

The PWAM unique to the state of Colorado, and is a tribute to American military airmanship and is the largest collection of vintage aircraft on the Eastern Range of Colorado.

On 30 June 1972 the first aircraft, a Douglas A-26 Invader arrived on site, followed soon thereafter by a Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star.  The other aircraft currently on display are on loan from the various military services with the exception of the McDonnell Douglas F-101, recorded as having a civilian owner.

Located six miles east of the city on Highway 50 at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, the aircraft display and the International B-24 Memorial museum occupy space on what was the Pueblo Army Air Base during the Second World War. The museum is open to the public seven days a week.  Admission is $4.00 per person.

Members of the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society, a volunteer group of ex-military and civilian personnel, manage and operate the aircraft display as well as performing the repair and restoration of the aircraft.

The Society is open to all who wish to join and become a part of the team dedicated to preserving the aviation history of the city of Pueblo. The organization may be contacted by writing to: Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, 81001.

The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, home of the International B-24 Museum is building a database of former Consolidated B-24 Liberator/Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator and Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer aircraft crew members.  The database will help veterans locate friends and serve as a source for historical research.   Veterans or family members of veterans wishing to add the names of former crew members to the data base may contact the museum and request a B-24 Crew Member Form.  Aircraft on display in the museum:

(Lance Barber Photo)

(Jim Iandon Photo)

Alexander Eaglerock 24 Longwing,  owned by the Colorado Aviation Historical Society transferred from Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver to the PWAM on 20 Sep 2013, on long-term loan.

(Author Photo)

Bell UH-13J Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 14941), Reg. No. N3682.

Bell UH-1C Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-9484), C/N 1384.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 72-21508).

(Robert Frola Photo)

(Author Photo)

Boeing/Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (Serial No.), Reg. No. N1944S.  Owned by Rudy Eskas since 1979.  9-cylinder version.

(Sean Skaarup Photo)

 (Author Photos)

Boeing B-29-60-BN Superfortress (Serial No. 44-62022), c/n 11499, “Peachy”.  This aircraft is currently on display inside the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum an is named in honour of all the crews who fought in the Pacific Theater.  A B-29 by that name was piloted by a native of Pueblo, Lt. Robert T. Haver, who gave it his pet name for a younger sister.  The original "Peachy" flew 35 combat missions into enemy territory from Tinian Island in the Marianas Islands chain in the central Pacific.  This aircraft was donated to the museum in 1976 by the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California.  In 2005 it was moved indoors.

(Author Photos)

Boeing B-47E Stratojet (Serial No. 53-2104), C/N 44450.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 67-22253).

(Author Photos)

Chance Vought F7U-3 Cutlass (BuNo. 128451), project.

(Author Photo)

Convair HC-131A Samaritan (Serial No. 5794).

(Author Photo)

Douglas C-47/R4D Skytrain (Serial No. 42-93328).

(Sean Skaarup Photo)

 (Author Photos)

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35892).

(Robert Frola Photos)

(Author Photos)

Douglas F-6A/F-4D-1 Skyray (BuNo. 134936), AJ-105.

(Author Photos)

Fairchild R4Q-2 Flying Boxcar, USMC (BuNo. 131688), C/N 10855, 689.

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 80-0499).

(Author Photos)

Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (BuNo. 138876).  This aircraft has been repainted in a white and red scheme as NAVY ATU-202, SE 19, 219.

(Author Photos)

Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141853).

LiM-2 (MiG-15), (Serial No. 1B01205).

LiM-5 (MiG-17), (Serial No. 1C1303 ).

(Author Photos)

Lockheed SP-2E Neptune (BuNo. 128402), C/N 426-5248, painted as (BuNo. 151353), VP-19.

(Author Photo)

Lockheed F-80A Shooting Star (Serial No. 137939), painted as (Serial No. 91872).

(Author Photo)

Lockheed T-33B Shooting Star (Serial No. 137939), USMC colours.

(Author Photos)

Lockheed RB-37 Ventura (Serial No. 44-449), AJ311.  This aircraft has been moved to the National Museum of the USAF at Dayton, Ohio.

(Author Photos)

McDonnell Douglas A-4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo. 147702), 512.  Painted in USMC VMA-214, this aircraft will be repainted as a USN fighter from VA-12, USS Shangri-La, ca 1970.

(Robert Frola Photo)

(Author Photos)

McDonnell F-101A Voodoo (Serial No. 53-2418).

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (Serial No. 79-0022).  During the first Gulf War (1990-1991), Capt Donald "Muddy" Watrous shot down an Iraqi MiG-23 using this aircraft.

North American F-86D Sabre Dog (Serial No. 52-3653), C/N 190-56.

(Author Photos)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3299), Thunderbird colours.

(Author Photo)

North American T-28C Trojan (BuNo. 140064).

(Kristian Jones Photo)

(Author Photos)

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 151629), RVAH-3, 314.

(Robert Frola Photo)

(Author Photos)

Piasecki Vertol H-21B Workhorse Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4347), 0-34347, C/N B.97.

(Author Photos)

Republic F-84C Thunderjet (Serial No.47-1562), FS-562, mounted on a pylon.

(Author Photos)

Sikorsky SH-34J Seahorse Helicopter (BuNo. 148002), US Naval Air Systems Command.

(Lance Barber Photo)

(Author Photos)

Vought F-8U Crusader (BuNo. 145349), built in 1958.

Mass Transit Research Museum Vehicles on display at the museum:

Garret Linear Induction Motor.

(Author Photo)

Grumman Tracked Levitation vehicle.

(Author Photo)

Rohr Tracked Air Cushion vehicle.

(The American Association of Railroads has a High-Speed Test Track nearby).

Support Equipment on display at the museum:

1942 Ford truck aircraft refueler.

Amber Three Beacon Airport Tower.


Hiller OH-23C Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 64-15144), Reg. No. N5578Z.  Lloyd B. Roper, PO Box 1264, Rangely, CO 81648.

Salida, B&J Flying Service, Aircraft Restoration, 9275 County Rd #140, Salida, CO 81201-9437.  Tel: 719-539-7955.

Salida, Jensen Aircraft, Aircraft Restoration, 9225 County Rd #140 Salida , CO 81201.  Tel: 719-539-7050.

South Fork

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor (Serial No.), 10 aircraft.

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No. 42-44722), Reg. No. N3660V, SLV Crop Care Inc., 457 Rio Grande Drive, South Fork, CO 81154.

Steamboat Springs

Hiller UH-12E Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 5029), Reg. No. N529HA.  Edward W. Neish, 29765 Routt County Road 18, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.


North American T-28C Trojan (BuNo. 140578), Reg. No. N8039S.  Noah C. Kimball, 832 Hawthorne Crescent, Stirling, CO 80751.


(Louis DePaemelaere Photo)

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 66-15309), Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home.


Piper J3 Cub (Serial No. 5734), Reg. No. N32950.  Richard L. Lepka, 28580 East Colfax Ave., Watkins, CO 80137.

Wray, Triangle Aviation, Aircraft Restoration, 36391 US Highway 385, Wray, CO 80758.  Tel: 970-332-4656.

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