The CafÃ© is housed in a fascinating modernist building, which was formerly a control tower for our wartime airfield.
Behind, a grass airfield was soon to be created, complete with control tower.
Captain Goede picked up his microphone and called the control tower at Kirtland AFB and reported what he and his crew had seen.
As well as an impressive display compound of aircraft, the restored control tower houses many exhibits, including several aero engines.
Development of the civil use of the airport resumed after the war and in 1952 a new control tower was opened.