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AIRPLANES THAT LANDED AT PETERSON FIELD

What were some of our airplanes that landed at Colorado Springs? The dropdown menus below can be used to list them by type or by registration number.

The aircraft were as varied as their pilots; their itineraries and histories are equally as interesting and uplifting; sometimes equally as tragic.

Some were owned by early aviation entrepreneurs, such as Al Mooney. Some were brand new and making their maiden flights, such as many from the nearby Alexander Eaglerock factory, and such as the giant F-32 Fokker NC334N.

Some were used for air tours and races, and other endurance events. In fact, on Register pages 7-8 you can see landings by many of the aircraft competing in the 1930 National Air Tour. Most of the aircraft were identified by their registration numbers as well as their make and model.

by plane type and model

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Please check "What's New on the Site" to see information on airplanes I have recently uploaded. Follow those leads for examples of the types of extended information I envision for this site.

Many of the aircraft and their descriptions, you'll discover through the dropdown menus above, are summarized from my research visits with the National Air and Space Museum historical aircraft listings, available in the archives at the Museum on the Mall and at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport. These lists are hand-written documents, sometimes rich with data, sometimes not. The older the aircraft, the less detail is available, and there are gaps of a decade or more in some planes’ chains of custody. Some are still registered with the FAA today and I have noted that in their histories here and elsewhere on this Web site.

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