The 2nd annual Swing Time Event is a 1940’s theme party and charity gala. The reception is to be held at the Scottsdale Airport Veterans Memorial and the event will take place in the Gemini hangar. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial.
The event will have various WWII military aircraft, vehicles and 1940’s era cars on display, 1940’s style cocktails, delicious coffee concoctions, big band music and of course dancing will be featured. To complement the mood and ambiance, all attendees are encouraged to dress in 1940s attire.
The Venue – the reception will be in the Scottsdale Airport Veterans Memorial and the event in Gemini’s hangar at the Scottsdale Airport, which originally opened June 22nd, 1942, as Thunderbird Field II, an Army Air Corps training facility. Over 5,500 AAC pilots trained in the Stearman PT-17 aircraft. The Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial will commemorate this rich history of the Scottsdale Airport and honor all Veterans.
The event will celebrate all Veterans as well as the birthday of the United States Marine Corp. The event will feature a Live and Silent Auction and other opportunities for participants to support Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial.
Steve Ziomek, Chairman of Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial board said, “The Swing Time Gala at the Scottsdale Airport will capture the mood and ambiance of an era known for Big Bands, Swing Dancing and Men and Women serving their country” and went on to say, “Scottsdale was at the very heart of training Army Air Corp pilots for war and deserves to have a true Veterans Memorial that the community as a whole can be proud of.”