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Hometown Happy Hour: Thunderbird Fields

Hollywood's Four World War II Pilot Training Bases in Metro Phoenix

2023-12-11 17:30:00 2023-12-11 18:30:00 America/Phoenix Hometown Happy Hour: Thunderbird Fields Mustang Library - Auditorium

Monday, December 11
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-11 17:30:00 2023-12-11 18:30:00 America/Phoenix Hometown Happy Hour: Thunderbird Fields Mustang Library - Auditorium

Mustang Library

Auditorium

Speaker: Joan Fudala

Scottsdale Airport and three other Valley aviation and education sites trace their beginnings to patriotic Hollywood investors, who built and operated four military pilot training fields in the Phoenix metro area during World War II.  Through photos and stories, learn how a bit of Hollywood glamour and gumption helped thousands of U.S. and allied military pilots earn their wings in Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix and Glendale, 1941-1945.  The four ‘Thunderbird  Fields’ not only contributed to the war effort, but established the sites as key post-war aviation, education and employment centers.

Also, be sure to drop in a few minutes early for a beverage and a light snack before the presentation.

Mustang Library

Phone: 480-312-7323

Opening hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
10101 North 90th Street
Scottsdale
, AZ 85258
Tel: 480-312-7323

About the library

Opened June 13, 1987

31,850 square feet

35 public-use computers

Drive-up window service

Upcoming events

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program Room

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Book Discussion Room

Mon, Mar 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Book Discussion Room

Mon, Mar 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Program Room

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Book Discussion Room

Tue, Mar 05, 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Auditorium

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
Program Room

Wed, Mar 06, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Wed, Mar 06, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Program Room

Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program Room

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program Room

Sat, Mar 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Book Discussion Room

Mon, Mar 11, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Program Room

Mon, Mar 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Book Discussion Room

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Book Discussion Room

Tue, Mar 12, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Program Room

Tue, Mar 12, 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Auditorium

Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Program Room

Wed, Mar 13, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Wed, Mar 13, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Program Room

Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Auditorium

Canceled
Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Program Room

Sat, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program Room

Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Book Discussion Room

Mon, Mar 18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Mon, Mar 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program Room

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Book Discussion Room

Tue, Mar 19, 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Auditorium

Wed, Mar 20, 10:30am - 10:50am
Program Room

Wed, Mar 20, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Wed, Mar 20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Program Room

Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room
Registration is now closed

Sat, Mar 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room

Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Book Discussion Room

Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program Room

Mon, Mar 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Book Discussion Room

Mon, Mar 25, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Tue, Mar 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Program Room

Tue, Mar 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Book Discussion Room

Tue, Mar 26, 1:30pm - 3:10pm
Auditorium

Tue, Mar 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Auditorium

Wed, Mar 27, 10:30am - 10:50am
Program Room

Wed, Mar 27, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Wed, Mar 27, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Thu, Mar 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Program Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Mar 28, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Program Room

Canceled
Thu, Mar 28, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Sat, Mar 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program Room

Mon, Apr 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Book Discussion Room

Mon, Apr 01, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Book Discussion Room

Mon, Apr 01, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Program Room