Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum is a non-profit aviation museum located in Southern Colorado. It was founded in the mid-1970s by former Pueblo City Manager Fred Weisbrod. The museum is made up of two hangars that were built in 2005 and 2011. The hangars house several of the museum's aircraft along with thousands of artifacts dating from World War One to modern day. PWAM is home to the International B-24 Memorial Museum and the Southern Colorado Space Museum and Learning Center. There are several historic military vehicles in the museum's collection, many of which are still in operational condition. The museum is located six miles east of Pueblo, Colorado on US Highway 50 at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, occupying space on what was the Pueblo Army Air Base during World War II. It is managed and maintained by the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society.

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
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Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum is located in Colorado
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Location within Colorado
Establishedmid-1970s
Location31001 Magnuson Ave.
Pueblo, Colorado
Coordinates38°16′55″N 104°29′54″W / 38.281882°N 104.498449°W / 38.281882; -104.498449Coordinates: 38°16′55″N 104°29′54″W / 38.281882°N 104.498449°W / 38.281882; -104.498449
TypeAviation museum
FounderFred Weisbrod
Websitepwam.org
The museum's Douglas A-4C Skyhawk and North American F-100D Super Sabre.

The museum's collection includes around forty military and civilian aircraft, as well as several military vehicles. The museum hosts periodic open cockpit days and fly ins at the neighboring Pueblo Memorial Airport. PWAM houses an extensive collection of books and research material in the museum's library. The museum is run by a volunteer staff of men and women who provide tours, run the gift shop and do aircraft restoration and maintenance.

HistoryEdit

The museum was founded by a group of aviation enthusiasts in the 1980s.[1] In 2008, the museum requested funding from the county for the building of an additional hangar.[2]

Aircraft on displayEdit

 
B-29 Superfortress "Peachy" displayed in Hangar One.
 
Along with its extensive aircraft collection, PWAM also possesses several historic military vehicles. The museum's M20 is located in Hangar One.
 
The museum's F-15C Eagle, AF Serial Number 79-0022, downed an Iraqi MiG-23 on 28 January 1991.

Military aircraftEdit

Civilian aircraftEdit

See alsoEdit

Related lists

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roper, Peter (25 March 2019). "Remembering the man who got Pueblo's air museum off the ground". Pueblo Chieftain. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  2. ^ Tucker, Jeff (31 May 2008). "Aircraft museum requests county funding". Pueblo Chieftain. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap "Exhibits & Displays". Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Bell UH-1M Iroquois, s/n 65-9484 US". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Bell 206 Jet Ranger, s/n 69-16271 US". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Stearman-Boeing PT-13D Kaydet, c/n 75-5943, c/r N75857". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Boeing NB-47E Stratojet, s/n 532104 USN, c/n 44450, c/r N1045Y". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  8. ^ a b "AIRCRAFT ON LOAN (by Description)" (PDF). National Museum of the United States Air Force. April 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Celebrating An Era of Achievement" (PDF). Coast Guard Aviation Association. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Douglas B-26C Invader, s/n 44-35892 USAAF, c/n 29171, c/r N4811E". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Retired military aircraft's arrival at Weisbrod museum moved to Sunday". Pueblo Chieftain. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter, s/n 55-2967 USAF". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Museum preserves winged treasures". Daily Sentinel. 22 July 2003. p. 12B.
  14. ^ Baugher, Joe (3 November 2019). "US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos Third Series (126257 to 130264)". Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  15. ^ Hillstrom, Zach (18 February 2018). "F-15 Eagle lands at Pueblo aircraft museum". Pueblo Chieftain. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  16. ^ Hillstrom, Zach (6 February 2019). "Flight simulator coming to Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum". Pueblo Chieftain. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Airframe Dossier - North American T-28C Trojan, s/n 140064 USN, c/n 226-12, c/r N55534". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Piasecki CH-21B Work Horse, s/n 53-4347 USAF". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  19. ^ Severance, Ryan (8 August 2015). "MiGs invade Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum". Pueblo Chieftain. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  20. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Republic F-84C, s/n 47-1562 USAAF". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 1 December 2019.

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