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 airplanest 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
Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado, entrance sign
Aviators Memorial Park at Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado
Aviators Memorial Park at Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado
Aviators Memorial Park, at the entrance to Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado
Aviators Memorial Park, at the entrance to Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado
U.S. Marine Corps A-6E Intruder, BuNo 154131 at Aviators Memorial Park in Grand Junction
U.S. Marine Corps A-6E Intruder, BuNo 154131 at Aviators Memorial Park in Grand Junction
U.S. Marine Corps Grumman A-6E Intruder, BuNo 154131, at Aviators Memorial Park in Grand Junction
U.S. Marine Corps Grumman 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
Grumman F11F of the Blue Angels, BuNo 141796, Aviators Memorial Park at Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado
U.S. Navy Blue Angels Grumman F11F, BuNo 141796
on static display at Aviators Memorial Park, Grand Junction Regional Airport, Colorado
Grumman F11F of the Blue Angels, BuNo 141796, Aviators Memorial Park at Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado


Interactive Map of the Grand Junction Regional Airport Area

 


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