Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wings Over the Rockies Air Museum

While in Denver, Heather and I visited the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum located on the site of the former Lowry Air Force Base. Now mostly a residential and shopping area, the Museum has a few interesting aircraft in their collection.

The star of the collection is James Axtell's FG-1D Corsair N194G BuNo. 92050. It has some rather interesting racing modifications including radically clipped wings and wooden ailerons. I wonder if it ever flew with these modifications?





The other rare gem in the collection is Douglas B-18A Bolo s/n 39-025.



This French Nord 2302 N2254R was a pleasant surprise.


Every Museum needs a Piper J-3 Cub. This is N42427.


Another very rare bird is NC2568, an 1926 Alexander Eaglerock.


Finally we have a Beechcraft AT-11 s/n 42-37496. While it was built as an AT-11, it is on display as a C-45.


Flying Banana anyone? This nice banana is Boeing-Vertol H-21 Shawnee s/n 55-4218.

2 comments:

Mark Munzel said...

"Every Museum needs a Piper J-3 Cub?" Hardly. Where's their BD-5? :^)

Jim Bates said...

Mark,

Didn't you get the memo? It is 2008...the Cub is the new BD-5...