80th Anniversary Hotel & Event Information
 
Hotels and Accommodations:

Hilton Home2 Suites at Mesa Longbow Gold Course-

 

This brand new hotel offers beautiful suites with views of Red Mountain and the Longbow Golf Course and it’s just a kilometer from Falcon Field.

To receive discounted rates-

Link to reserve room: Click link here. Any problems with reservations call 480-545-6615

Group name: Wings of Flight

Available from : 07-Nov-2021  to: 16-Nov-2021

  

 

Nov. 11, 2021 Veterans Day Parade- Down town Mesa

 

Time: 8:00-12:00 BFTS pilots/descendants are invited to be in the Parade! We have an open air trolley rented to be our “No. 4 BFTS float.” Pick up time is 8:00am at the RAF Hangar for those participating. 

  (4626 E. Fighter Aces Dr.) Limited seating for 35. Please sign up as soon as possible and it’s free.

         Contact descendent John Barber to Reserve your seat 520-609-6857 or jd311a@gmail.com

 

Nov. 12, 2021 Dessert Belle boat Tour on Saguaro Lake

 Time: 10:30-14:30  Enjoy the scenery and wildlife with a surprise at the end! This is a public cruise so seats are limited. Book as soon as you can, boarding at lake starts at 11:30.

 Purchase tickets: https://www.desertbelle.com   

Book the narration cruise for Nov 12th at noon. We have  arranged a discount on this tour using promo code “RAF” Tickets will be $19.00. 

 Purchase Bus Ride to/from Lake: click link here  $10.00 tickets. Parking is limited at the lake and bus 

 pick up will be at the Home2 suites Hotel at Mesa Longbow. 5643 E. Longbow Dr. Even if not staying at hotel, please join us for the bus ride!

 

 

Nov 13, 2021- 80th Anniversary Gala

 

 Time: 16:30-22:00  At Wings of Flight Foundation WWII Hangar, Falcon Field.

BFTS pilots/staff and families will be the guests of honor. Festivities start with a reception on the tarmac and silent auction. Re-dedication of the hangar will start off the evening, followed by a sit down dinner surrounded by our vintage airplanes.  After dinner there will be 1940’s entertainment and a live auction.            

Dress is Semi-formal.

 Ticket purchase options: click link here. 

 

Nov. 14, 2021 - Remembrance Day Service

 

 Time: 10:45- 11:30 Located at the Mesa Cemetery around the gravesites of 24 RAF and Us Army Cadets who lost their lives during training at Falcon Field.  The ceremony includes a procession of bagpipes and presentation of the memorial wreaths by dignitaries. The the Mayor of Mesa will address the audience as well as th Queen’s representative. There will be a flyover of T-6’s and Stearmans by the Wings of Flight Foundation.

 

 

Tours while visiting:  https://www.visitmesa.com/   

 Questions please contact:    

Jocelyn Condon

Wings of Flight Foundation Event Coordinator

condoncrew@cox.net or WingsOfFlightFoundation@gmail.com

01-602-418-6128

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