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Exhibits - By Primary role
Bomber - 'B' 1924-Present
 Boeing B-52D (Stratofortress) Serial No: 55-0083 
Fighter - 'F' 1948-Present
 Lockheed F-104A (Starfighter) Serial No: 55-2967  
 North American F-100F (Super Sabre) Serial No: 56-3730 
 North American F-86F (Sabre) Serial No: 52-4749  
 Republic F-105D (Thunderchief) Serial No: 60-482  
Fighter - 'F' 1962-Present
 General Dynamics GF-16A (Fighting Falcon) Serial No: 75-0748  
 McDonnell-Douglas F-15A (Eagle) Serial No: 76-0042  
 McDonnell-Douglas F-4D (Phantom II) Serial No: 66-7463  
Research - 'X' 1948-Present
 Martin-Marietta X-24A Serial No: Unknown  
 Northrop X-4 Serial No: 46-676  
Trainer - 'T' 1948-Present
 Northrop T-38A (Talon) Serial No: 59-1602 


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 Reid Farmer
 Denver, Colorado

Visited here in August 2007. There is also an A-10 now on display (near the T-38) that is not reflected on your list
09/06/2007 @ 12:46 [ref: 6291]
 , Texas

a perfect air force Academy
05/16/2007 @ 10:42 [ref: 5928]
 Jay davis
 , Colorado

I loved the selection of aircraft, yet It was not the most organized arangement. My favorite part was the total selection of aircraft from all eras and catagories, that really impressed me.
08/17/2003 @ 13:15 [ref: 2932]
 Jack N.
 , Illinois

It was 1952 and I enlisted in the USAF to become a jet pilot during the Korean War...I passed all tests and was given the rank of Second Lt. and requested to go to the Air Force Academy for jet pilot training...I was proud to qualify and proud to be given the officer starting rank...but at that moment I was told that I had to sign that I would be on Active Reserve the rest of my life... I refused to sign...saying that I would fly for the duration of the war...and then would decide whether I wanted to make a career out of it or not and they said "No....either you sign or you're a PFC"...I chose not to sign and my dreams of being a jet pilot were vanished...I think those rules have changed since 1952...and during my enlistment from 1952 to 1956, I did obtain the rank of S/Sgt as an instructor and I was happily able to fly a T33 Jet with my captain in front of me (a training jet dual cockpit of the F86) and I enjoyed the four years I had...and went home... and after 50 years gone by...I still wonder if I made the correct decision to turn in my commission and miss the dream I had to a jet pilot...
06/09/2003 @ 01:52 [ref: 2861]
 Fred Thessing
 , Arkansas

On Memorial Day this is just a salute to all my "Brothers in the BUFF" who have ever strapped a B-52 to their back and spent 8 hours + "Riding the Bull". I deployed out of Dyess AFB in Feb 1975 flying with KIS Crew R-05 (Wangen's Wildmen)flying A/C 0083 (Diamond Lil) to Guam. My 4th flight in a "D". I was the "table nav". We experienced #8 engine burner cone separation 400 miles north of Hawaii and were diverted to Hickam. We made it to Andersen AFB 5 days later and then Utapao and were there for the big "Fly-in" in mid April. Keep your wheels on the runway and Fly Safe!
05/30/2002 @ 12:17 [ref: 2179]
 Olney, Texas

The airplanes are sort of scatered out, but you need to drive around anyway to appreciate the great history of this place. Many of our nations greatest piolts [past, present and future] have been trained here. You will probably get to see some piolts traning in gliders and it's just really worth stopping by. P.S. the bill clinton comment below was NOT funny. Who ever did it please don't do it anymore.
03/14/2002 @ 14:10 [ref: 1944]
 Robert Henderson
 canon city, Colorado

WWII bronze display near chapel is worthy of note
04/05/2001 @ 17:22 [ref: 1010]
 L Nattrass
 , Mississippi

I do not no who did the paint job on 56-3730 in SEA colors but they sure did a terrible job. If you are going to paint and aircraft with a history as great as the F100F were atleast put the paint scheme on right. I sent you a picture of the SEA colors and one of the orginial paint jobs on 730 try painting it right like it once was back in the 1960's
12/13/2000 @ 19:18 [ref: 672]
 bill c.
 , Colorado

I just read the SO CALLED by Bill Clinton on a SO CALLED visit to the usa airforce academy. Who ever wrote that is really SICK, SICK, SICK. Is it any wonder this country is going to HELL in a hand basket? I for one am really PROUD of this nation. Dispite JERKS like you we still advance and over come. I'm Old Navy, Vietnam. Thanks to the Airforce and their comitment to saveing our guy's I'm still here. Thanks Airforce. Cain D.W. AME 2 U.S.S. Oriskany CVA 34. S.E.A. 1962/1968
12/12/2000 @ 21:52 [ref: 669]
 Michael Baldock

Not strictly a museum, more a collection of aircraft scattered around the Academy campus with no real theme as such. The B-52 displayed in flying configuration on poles is truly awesome and gives a rare idea of the massive size of this bird. She is also an ex Vietnam vet. The T-38 pointing into the sky is rather spectacular. I also wandered over to the airfield and the people there were very friendly and no problems with photographs. My wife enjoyed the visit - lots of men in uniform, a gift shop and the chapel all appealed to her. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
10/27/2000 @ 08:10 [ref: 554]

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