Colorado has two outstanding military aircraft orientated museums. One I’ve visited several times is at the old Lowry Field in Denver.
The other, in Pueblo at the airport, I was able to visit last week. The airport was the site of a major B-24 training base.
Pueblo is the hometown of four Medal of Honor winners, two who attended the same high school.
What follows are about ninety photographs (taken by an amateur with a cheap camera). You have been warned. For all you aviation professionals, I was a Combat Engineer and a civilian only pilot. Cut me some slack, please.
Lets start with something for Murphy.
And something for old NFO.
Oh, yes. Can’t forget OldAFSarge. Bet he started his career with these. Sorry, they don’t have an F-4!
The star, the B-29.
Always popular, the C 47/DC3
No Colorado museum can ignore Colorado built aircraft, the Alexander.
Sadly, for an old B-24 trailing base, this is their only B-24.
Some are still outside. B-47, C-119, P-2, F9F.
All kinds of ground vehicles.
Trainers. T-41, T-28, T-34, T-33.
Some infantry weapons.
How about the F-86?
Tucked to one side, a F-8U.
Got to have some rockets.
F-104, F-5, F-80, A-5, and a favorite, the A-4.
Can’t forget the Coast Guard Convair HC 131.
The working end of a C-130.
Making things go.
Did I forget the F9F?
And this is?
Lots of displays of people and memorabilia.
This museum is an all volunteer operation. Think many of them are retired NCOs.
Admission for old farts is only $5. There are numerous donation boxes scattered among the exhibits for those who wish to make discrete donations.
A local Model A club was visiting.
Weather permitting, there will be a fly in 6/13 to 6/15 2014. They are expecting a B-29, among other aircraft.
Rocky Mountain Flower is the airport FBO. Their operation is within walking distance of the museum, and they will provide free shuttle service for those who need it. (719) 948-3316.
The airport is at 4700 MSL with a 10,000’+ runway. Pueblo gets hot, and your density altitude can easily exceed 10,000’. Ignore that at your peril!