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Just Plane Business: The Scottsdale Airport – Yesterday and Today
May 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join us at Mustang Library on May 23rd at 5:30 pm for Just Plane Business: The Scottsdale Airport – Yesterday and Today
A McDowell Sonoran Conservancy PastFinder Event
Established as a WWII training field, the Scottsdale Airport has a fascinating history. This presentation will look back at some of its highlights and describe its current operations and future renovations, including the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial which will be constructed as part of the airport’s new Aviation Business Center later this year. A Stearman PT-17 bi-plane – the kind used for training at the field in WWII – will serve as the centerpiece of this facility. This rare plane, with the manufacturing date of September 11, 1941, was flown from Arkansas to Scottsdale in April. Our speaker, Steve Zioimek, is one of two crew members who piloted this classic plane on its two-day journey.
Steve is a U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduate, a former Coast Guard Rescue Pilot, and a Major in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. He is a former Commissioner and Past Chairman of the Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission and is a business owner in Scottsdale.