Welcome All Alaska Nike Vet's

Alaskan Nike Vets Reunion 2017

 Colorado Springs CO.

 October 10 to 12

 Below a photo tour of our 10th reunion at Colorado Springs, CO.


Registration was held that afternoon in our hospitability suite.  Our host hotel was The Clarion Hotel on 314 W. Bijou St. Quality Suites is also under the same roof. We were just on the other side of the interstate from city center. At registration every one was given a agenda and key's to our hospitability suite. Those who arrived on Monday went downtown to a Brew Pub for lunch.

Hospitality Suite at Hotel

Provided to us was a Hospitality Suite by the hotel this gave us a central meeting place before heading  out to tour and visit into the wee hours at night. Here are some shots taken there by Phyllis Peet.




As cost of a bus rental was out of our budget we elected to let all Vet's tour on their own. Some went to the aviation museum at the Air Force Base others went to Pikes Peak and also The Garden of the Gods. Here are some photos from the garden tour. 

We used the park tour bus to see the sights here a view framed in the drivers rear view mirror.

Our group also visited the Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

That evening some dinned at a restaurant which a portion of which is made from a old KC97, others had ate there the previous night and recommended it to us.

Photo shows the general layout.


A shot of the cockpit

Flight Engineers station

The Boomers work room.


Pictures from the Trolley Museum taken by Jerry Peet.

A bit of Trolley Trivia

This car in process of restoration.

Also some went to The National Museum of World War II Aviation.




Here are a few from our banquet that night at The Edelweiss Restaurant.



Now it's on to Reunion 2018 stay tuned for more info on that!!!