With over 74% of American
adults reported as users of the internet, according to Pew Internet and
American Life Project, the “power of the web” in connecting those with a
special interest in history is a critical step in collecting and
preserving Colorado Airport Heritage.
Now on facebook:
Historic airport photographs at:
This links you to the Denver Public Library Western
History Photo Collection. When the web site loads up in the “Search For”
box type "Airport".
Make sure the Digital Image box is up. Hit “Go”
Pages of historic
airport photos will come up. Aspen,
Centennial, DIA/Denver, Durango, Lowry
(now closed), Pueblo, Stapleton (now closed) and many historic photos
related to Colorado
Web links and explanation on airport designators
provided by retired Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airports
Programs Manager, Walt Barbo. “Designators for most airports are
approved by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) of the
United Nations. The airport designators consist of four letters starting
with a letter assigned to each given county. In the mainland
United States, for example, all four
letter designators start with the letter “K.” ICAO has the
responsibility to assure there is no redundancy. A rather interesting
history of how designators started appears in an article on the
The FAA role in location
identifiers is set forth in Order JO 7350.8K.
Abandoned & Little-Known
Airfields created by Paul Freeman
covers all States and is updated often. Scroll down to the Colorado button to read about our lost
aviation history. Paul also has links at the bottom of this site to
other important sites. Recommended by Rob Duncan of AirBase1 and, also,
Marilyn Chang, volunteer librarian/archivist at the Wings Over the
David W. Brooks has published historical
information on Colorado airports. Visit
http://www.airfieldsdatabase.com/CO/Colorado.htm to learn more from
this important research. Colorado Aviation Historical Society Aviation
Archaeology Program-AV AR volunteer, Brian Richardson, shared this very
www.coloradoaviationhistoricalsociety.org is the web site for
Colorado Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) which has information on
upcoming events, Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, past CAHS Journals, and
www.coloradopilots.org is Colorado Pilots Association (CPA) web site
which has forum links, Flightlines (newsletter) back to 2005 in archive,
events and membership information.
www.coloradoairports.org is the Colorado Airport Operators
Association (CAOA) web site with membership, calendar of events &
conference and important web links.
www.colorado-aeronautics.org Colorado Division of Aeronautics site
is loaded with information including the Colorado Aeronautical Chart and
Airport Directory, grant information and State Airport Systems plan.
has information about the
some news on
Airport and some
www.coloradohistory.org is the Colorado Historical Society site on
many historic topics.
www.lib.colostate.edu/research/history/colohist.html is the Colorado
State University Libraries research web site with links to important
research resources as the Colorado State Archives and digital Colorado
www.aero-web.org/museums/co.htm Visitor ratings, information and
museums holdings of each of Colorado’s aviation museums.
www.wingsmuseum.org Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum with
descriptions and photos of museum services and educational programs.
Extensive Historic and Research library at the museum available by
www.petemuseum.org Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation. Located
at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs with pages
of super WWII aircraft photos and descriptions of museum and aircraft on
video tour and extensive historic aircraft information and photos.
www.spiritofflight.com Spirit of Flight Museum in
holds hundreds of rare aviation artifacts. The mission is to
save and display aircraft and flight memorabilia to honor all
veterans and to educate the general public on the significance
of aviation and aviation history.
Awesome historic aviation photos from The San Diego Air and Space
Museum archives. Over 100,000 aviation-related photos from Ryan
Aeronautics, Charles Babb Special Collection, Pacific Southwest
Airlines, the Fying Tigers and many other iconic historic aviation
pioneers, including Charles and Anne Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart.
This interesting historic aviation was submitted by volunteer,
Marilyn Chang. Fascinating documentary of 1920s filming of a mid-air
airplane repair. Back
in the 'hay day' of barnstorming in the 20's, there was a gal by the
name of Gladys Ingles, who was a member of a performing troupe
called the '13 Black Cats'. Ingles was a fearless wing walker; in
this film, she shows her fearlessness in classic barnstorming
fashion, to save an airplane that has lost one of its wheels. Ingles
is shown with a replacement wheel being strapped to her back and
then off she goes accompanied by the music of the time, "Up She
Goes." In the video, Ingles transfers herself from the rescue plane
to the one sans main gear tire. She then expertly works her way
down to the undercarriage only a few feet from a spinning prop. It's
certainly a feat many mechanics wouldn't even try on the ground with
the engine running, let alone in the air with planes bobbing,
weaving & bouncing around.
www.airnav.com Easy to use and informative web site on Airport
operations, management, services, communications and businesses located
near the airport. Web site shared and used by Colorado Airport History
Preservation Project volunteer, Leonard B. Wallace.
www.iwasm.org International Women's Air & Space Museum
(IWASM)-mission is to preserve the history of women in aviation and
space by documenting their past, present and future contributions. In
addition to preserving the history of women in aviation, the museum in
Cleveland, Ohio, provided a wide variety of educational programs.
http://www.wingsoverkansas.com/history/list.asp Wings Over Kansas
extensive listing of Aviation History articles of national, regional and
Kansas aviation interest. This entire site has over 1,200 pages of
information and resources to include vintage and historic aircraft
photographs and facts.
Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing
museum and important website. The mission is to homor American military
aviation through flight, exhibition, and remembrance.