| Charles McLellan|
It's been a couple of years, but I seem to remember an F-99 Bomarc in the outside collection. Has that been removed? I visited on a Sunday and could only see the outside collection. I thought that the collection was one of the best that I had seen from an air defense perspective.
08/04/2011 @ 07:24 [ref: 21468]
| Tom S.|
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The museum has nice exibits; well-displayed. However, we were disappointed with the staff employees/volunteers. We visited with our children, and departed with the distinct impression that this museum is definitely not "family-friendly". Any appeal or educational benefit from "hands-on displays" is quickly lost when museum attendees continuously ask that you not touch or examine interactive exibits. One member openly scolded my 13-year old (a responsible young man eager to be an Air Force officer) NOT to sit in the missile launch exibit chairs. The fact that he'd just watched a dozen adults on a guided tour do the same thing probably led him to believe that this was the exhibit's intent. This "please-go-away" attitude towards families seemed to pervade our whole experience there. Our impression was that this facility caters to nostalgic retirees. Families are a burden to good order and reverent techno-worship. Overall, nice exibits, but the staff needs some instruction on people-skills. These days, when we have family-guests or out-of-town visitors interested in seeing some of the C-Springs Air Force culture... we steer clear of Peterson and head for the Academy where they clearly seem to understand that the purpose of a museum is to educate (dare I say "fascinate", or even "invigorate"?) those who desire to learn about an important mission and who may someday be stirred to join in those efforts.
01/14/2010 @ 12:29 [ref: 9230]
Great collection, some very interesting aircraft, most located in one central area, few aircraft are mounted on poles close to the central area. Couple of aircraft in Canadian Air Force colours and many of the other aircraft are in period colours making them interesting to take pictures of raher than standard camo finish that many museums tend to go with. Aircraft are well placed for taking pictures apart for the EC121 which is has trees and lamposts too close to excludng from the picture.
03/12/2007 @ 05:27 [ref: 5728]
| Brian Johnstone|
Fort Worth, Texas
A small but excellent collection of aircraft that are are in excellent condition considering there outside location. Some rearer aircraft can be seen here and their paint schemes are pristeen. They have an F104 and a P40 on poles close to the museum. The only thing about this place is that it is inside an active AFB and you need to go to the gatehouse to get a pass. You may also need to make an appointment for a day and time to visit especially if, like me, you are not a US citizen. I called in on Tuesday and had to make an appointment to come back on the Friday. You can phone ahead to make an appointment. Whilst here don't miss out on seeing the KC-97 down on the access road to the airport terminal, it is now a night spot. About 2 miles from the museum.
10/25/2005 @ 18:15 [ref: 4539]
| Jeff Nash|
Peterson AFB, Colorado
The Peterson Air and Space Museum will be closed from 8 Dec 2004 to approximately 1 Feb 2005 for heating, air conditioning, and electrical upgrades. During this time, the main museum building (Bldg 981) and hangar (Bldg 979) will be unavailable for tours or events. The museum airpark will remain open, but visitors should be mindful of outside construction traffic and work around the affected buildings. We regret any inconvenience as we improve our facilities. Direct any questions or concerns to the museum staff at 556-8314 or 556-8278.
12/07/2004 @ 16:16 [ref: 3619]
| Jeff Nash|
I'm a volunteer at the Pete Air and Space Museum. We've got two big aircraft restoration projects in the works. Presently, we are reworking our P-47N after pulling it off its outdoor pedestal last year. In 2003, we will be refurbishing and making the interior of our EC-121T display-ready. It looks nearly the way it does when it landed here in 1978! Come visit us at www.petemuseum.org. If you love old warbirds and live in the Colorado Springs, we can always use more volunteers!
11/21/2002 @ 20:35 [ref: 2699]
| James F.|
Most of the museum's aircraft have been restored and the Air Park has been landscaped. It now a nice looking open airpark. The other aircraft on the base (P-47, F-101, F-102, F-104) are in various stages of restoration.
08/05/2002 @ 09:14 [ref: 2330]
| Mike Baldock|
Guildford, Yukon Territory
Not a bad little museum and a small but interesting collection of fighter aircraft outdoors. Worth a look also because it is in the middle of an active base.
03/15/2001 @ 15:13 [ref: 948]