Peterson Air & Space Museum, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO
Exhibits:  The museum's static display collection consists of sixteen aircraft and several missiles.  The museum preserves and portrays aviation and space history to include the early aviation days of the City of Colorado Springs, Peterson Army Air Field during WWII, Air Defense Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Air Force Space Command, United States Northern Command, and the United States Space Command.

Mike McCorkle & Charlie Stalnaker

I visited the museum in January, 2004, and had the opportunity to meet with Mike McCorkle, Director of the P-47N restoration, and Ernie Newman, Director of Public Affairs.  Mike not only gave me a personalized tour of the P-47N project, he also was kind enough to introduce me to Dr. Mary Elizabeth Ruwell, the museum's director.

The P-47N restoration is about 75% complete, and contributions are greatly welcomed to help bring this project to its conclusion.  Contact Dr. Ruwell ( if you'd like to offer assistance.




Here's some photos of the P47N restoration project:

restoration restoration And a view of the Lockheed EC-121T "Warning Star"

Contact me (Charlie Stalnaker)
POB 4907, Laguna Beach, California 92652 USA

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