Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) & Aviators Memorial Park
History of the Grand Junction Airport
Grand Junction Municipal Airport was opened in this western Colorado city in 1930. In 1942 it was renamed Walker Field for Walter Walker, a former publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper who helped obtain funds and business support for the airport.
The airport was renamed Grand Junction Regional Airport, Airport Code GJT, in May, 2007. Five airlines provide passenger service to the airport.
Aviators Memorial Park in Grand Junction, Colorado
The Aviators Memorial Park is located in a roundabout at the entrance to the airport. Two beautifully preserved airplanes are on static display there:
- U.S. Marine Corps Grumman A-6E Intruder, BuNo 154131
- U. S. Navy Grumman F11F Tiger used by the Blue Angels, BuNo 141796
For More Information
For more information, visit the website of Grand Junction Regional Airport.
Grand Junction Historic Aircraft Photos by Planes of the Past
Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado, entrance sign
Aviators Memorial Park at Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado
U.S. Marine Corps A-6E Intruder, BuNo 154131 at Aviators Memorial Park in Grand Junction
Grumman F11F of the Blue Angels, BuNo 141796,
Aviators Memorial Park, Grand Junction Regional Airport (Walker Field) in Colorado
Interactive Map of the Grand Junction Regional Airport Area