|Warplane Survivors USA: Colorado
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. (USAF Photo)
Grumman F9F-6 Cougars of the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit (NARTU) Denver flying over Pikes Peak, Colorado (USA), in 1955. NMUSAF Photo)
North American FJ-1 Furies, VF-5A, NAS Denver, ca 1949. (USN Photo)
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The number of historic aircraft on display in the state is constantly being expanded, and the first two handbooks were out of date almost at the time of publication.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, updated 19 Oct 2016.
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.
Supermarine 361 Spitfire Mk. IX (Serial No. TE308), Reg. No. N308WK, William S. Greenwood, Box 4778, Aspen, CO 81612. This aircraft is a two-seat variant, with previous service with the Irish Air Force.
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.
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.
LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1001), CO, C/N D-147. On a hardstand in front of the Base HQ building.
LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 69-6230). On a hardstand in front of the Navy and Marine HQ building. USS Constellation colours.
North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No. 6196l). On the F-16A Flight Line.
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.
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.
North American F-100A Super Sabre (Serial No. 63299). In front of the Base HQ building. Silver.
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:
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.
Canon, Fremont County Airport.
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.
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.
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), Jim Slattery, being 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.
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.
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:
Avro CF-100 Mk. 5C Canuck, RCAF (Serial No. 100779), 779, C/N 679.
Boeing CIM-10A BOMARC Missile (Serial No. 59-2051).
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1109). Initially mounted on a pylon, it is now on display in the Air Park.
Convair GF-106A Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0134), C/N 8-31-23, 144th FIG, CA ANG.
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Serial No. 1356255), “Lynn II”, fibreglass replcia, mounted on a pylon.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0713), C/N 580-1362.
Lockheed F-94C Starfire (Serial No. 50-1006), FA-006, C/N 880-8051.
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0936), mounted on a pylon.
Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star (Serial No. 52-3425), C/N 4343, 30D.
Martin EB-57E Canberra (Serial No. 55-4279), C/N 381.
McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, RCAF (Serial No. 101044), USAF (Serial No. 57-0381), 044, C/N 559.
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0274), mounted on a pylon.
McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0799), C/N 1118, painted as 63-0589.
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)
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.
North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-0782), FU-782, C/N 201-226.
Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 52-1941), FY-941.
(Author Photos) (USAF 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.”
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:
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.
Cessna T-41A Mescalero (Serial No.), Reg. No. N557AF, Academy Airport.
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.
General Dynamics GF-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 75-0748), C/N 61-4, below the Chapel.
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter (Serial No. 55-2967), Academy Airport.
Martin Marietta SV-5J Swallow, (Serial No. 66-13552), Lifting Body, prototype of the X-24, mounted on a pylon beside the Aeronautics Laboratory.
McDonnell F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7463), OY, C/N 1967, with six kill markings, below the Chapel.
McDonnell F-15A Eagle (Serial No. 76-0042), C/N 224, A194, below the Chapel.
North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No.52-4749), painted as 24978, Academy Airport.
North American F-100D Super Sabre (55-3503), TBC.
North American F-100F Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3730) “Spirit of St. Louis II”, near the BX
Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 59-1602), 1, C/N N5115, Thunderbird markings, mounted on a pylon at Thunderbird Lookout.
Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0482), below the Chapel.
LGM-30 Minute Man II Missile, near the Sports Center.
Schweitzer TG-3A Glider (Serial No.), inside the Visitor’s Center.
Colorado Springs, Butts Airfield, Fort Carson, CO
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.
Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 023247, HQ 4th Sqn 3rd Armd Cavalry Regt, Building 2350, Titus Street & Barkeley Street.
Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 015687), Main Gate.
Bell OH-58C Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 20403), Butts Army Airfield, Bldg 9658
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.
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.
Hawker Sea Fury (Serial No. 37511), Reg. No. NX2545F, 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)
Alexander Eaglerock Model A-14 (Serial No. NC205Y). Hanging at opposite end of the Concourse.
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. SC1918 #65). Hanging in Main Concourse.
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.
Alexander Eagle Rock (Serial No. NC2568), 1926 biplane built in Colorado.
Beechcraft UC-45B Expeditor (Serial No. 42-37496), C/N 4089. AT-11 Kansan.
Boeing B-52B Stratofortress (Serial No. 52-0005), C/N 16495.
Cessna U-3A Administrator “Blue Canoe” (Serial No. 57-5894), C/N 38009.
Christian Eagle homebuilt.
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-0984), 01, FC-984.
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.
General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 68-0297), C/N B1-59.
(Lance Barber Photo)
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92050), 3 ¼’ clipped off each wing, modified and equipped with a Buick engine for racing.
Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 159829), SD-205, C/N 189, 19785, USS John C. Stennis.
Kitfox Model I.
KR-1 Sport Plane.
Langley Aerodrome No. 4.
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).
LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 73-0996), C/N D-392.
Luenger Beta I.
Martin EB-57E Canberra (Serial No. 55-4293).
(Ryan Frost Photo)
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 58-0271), C/N 643, 4756th ADW.
McDonnell GF-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 66-0287), C/N 2280, “Julie”.
Moni Experimental Aircraft.
North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1308), FU-308, C/N 203-80.
(Ryan Frost Photo)
North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3417), FW-417, C/N 245-67.
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).
Republic RF-84K Thunderflash (Serial No. 52-7266), FICON.
(Lance Barber Photo)
Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0508), FH-508, C/N D196, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing.
Rockwell B-1A Lancer (Serial No. 74-00160).
Schweizer SGS I-24 Glider.
Wizard, powered ultralite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grumman G-44A Widgeon (Serial No. 1429), Reg. No. N945JD. Wayne C. Mulher, 185 Piper Drive, Erie, CO 80516.
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.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0587), property of the USAF Museum, location unconfirmed.
Beechcraft C-45F Expeditor (Serial No. 44-87018), Reg. No. N6645C, Sylvan V. Vick, CO 45th Aviation Bn, Fort Carson, CO 80913.
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.
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.
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.
Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 67-17534), Reg. No. N3276M. Woodstone Corp., 3320 North Ridge Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506-1926.
Grumman F-11 Tiger (BuNo. 141796). Blue Angels colours, mounted on a pylon at Walker Field Airport.
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
Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 60-0586), C/N N5159.
Cessna O-2 Skymaster (Serial No.), 7 aircraft, J.W. Duff Aircraft Salvage, Denver.
Greely, Colorado Air National Guard Base
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.
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.
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.
LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1055), 140th Wing/120th Fighter Squadron. This aircraft is mounted on a pylon at Montrose Airport.
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.
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)
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.
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).
Boeing/Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (Serial No.), Reg. No. N1944S. Owned by Rudy Eskas since 1979. 9-cylinder version.
Boeing B-29A 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.
Boeing B-47E Stratojet (Serial No. 53-2104), C/N 44450.
Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 67-22253).
Chance Vought F7U-3 Cutlass (BuNo. 128451), project.
Convair HC-131A Samaritan (Serial No. 5794).
Douglas C-47/R4D Skytrain (Serial No. 42-93328).
Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35892).
Douglas F-6A/F-4D-1 Skyray (BuNo. 134936), AJ-105.
Fairchild R4Q-2 Flying Boxcar, USMC (BuNo. 131688), C/N 10855, 689.
Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (BuNo. 138876). This aircraft has been repainted in a white and red scheme as NAVY ATU-202, SE 19, 219.
Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141853).
LiM-2 (MiG-15), (Serial No. 1B01205).
LiM-5 (MiG-17), (Serial No. 1C1303 ).
Lockheed SP-2E Neptune (BuNo. 128402), C/N 426-5248, painted as (BuNo. 151353), VP-19.
Lockheed F-80A Shooting Star (Serial No. 137939), painted as (Serial No. 91872).
Lockheed T-33B Shooting Star (Serial No. 137939), USMC colours
Lockheed RB-37 Ventura (Serial No. 44-449), AJ311. This aircraft has been moved to the National Museum of the USAF at Dayton, Ohio.
McDonnell Douglas A-4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo. 147702), 512.
McDonnell F-101A Voodoo (Serial No. 53-2418).
North American F-86D Sabre Dog (Serial No. 52-3653), C/N 190-56.
North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3299), Thunderbird colours.
North American T-28C Trojan (BuNo. 140064).
North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 151629), RVAH-3, 314.
Piasecki Vertol H-21B Workhorse Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4347), 0-34347, C/N B.97.
Republic F-84C Thunderjet (Serial No.47-1562), FS-562, mounted on a pylon.
Sikorsky SH-34J Seahorse Helicopter (BuNo. 148002), US Naval Air Systems Command
Vought F-8U Crusader (BuNo. 145349).
Mass Transit Research Museum Vehicles on display at the museum:
Garret Linear Induction Motor.
Grumman Tracked Levitation vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 Carl Ubbelohde, Maxine Benson and Duane A. Smith, A Colorado History, Seventh Edition, Pruett Publishing Company, Boulder, Colorado, 1999, p. 334.
 Carl Ubbelohde, Maxine Benson and Duane A. Smith, A Colorado History, Seventh Edition, Pruett Publishing Company, Boulder, Colorado, 1999, p. 334.