January 16, 2018 – After more than a decade of planning and fundraising, Wings Over the Rockies (Wings), an aerospace focused Colorado non-profit, is proud to announce its unique entertainment and education campus, Exploration of Flight.
Designed to incorporate future-focused aviation and space centers, Exploration of Flight is a 15-acre campus located on the south side of Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado. The sister facility to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, Exploration of Flight will be housed at one of the busiest general aviation airports in the nation, offering visitors incredible experiences that focus on aerospace.
“This facility will be unique to the nation,” explained Wings Over the Rockies President & CEO, John Barry. “Our Air & Space Museum in Lowry will concentrate on the past while the Exploration of Flight Campus at Centennial Airport will focus on the present and future. One organization, two locations.”
Slated for completion in summer 2018, phase one of Wings’ Exploration of Flight campus, the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, will offer a visitor experience unlike any facility before it. Entering a world of active flight, the gallery will be filled with interactive exhibits and activities designed to excite and thrill while educating visitors about aviation. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with world-class exhibits, experience a thrilling simulator, tour Centennial Airport, witness live takeoffs, landings and even indulge in flight itself.
The Ozmen Black Sky Space Gallery will complement the Blue Sky Gallery. Named after Sierra Nevada Corporation’s owner and CEO, Fatih Ozmen, the Black Sky Gallery will feature 12,000 square-feet of exhibits designed to inspire the next generation of space explorers.
“From the beginning, Colorado has been critical to SNC’s growth as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in space,” said Eren Ozmen, SNC owner and President. “I credit Fatih’s extraordinary vision for this growth, and what better way to celebrate and pay it forward than to help build an opportunity for young people to learn about aerospace and be inspired to chase their dreams too.”