This entourage will sing and dance their way into your hearts during our U.S.O. Theme Show. This musical extravaganza capitalizes on the exciting and fast-paced fun of the great swing era of the 1940s. It features Cab Calloway’s finest, more recent, and exciting Brian Stetzer arrangements. This tribute is the perfect way to honor our military veterans with memorable choreography, singing, costume changes, and audience participation. The show can also include an M.C. who emulates Bob Hope and presents quite an entertaining show for your troops at the Flying Fortress Event Hangar.
The Flying Fortress Event Hangar maintains a heavy calendar of events and produces every type of event possible. From the traditional hotel ballroom and convention center environments to highway tunnels, open fields and urban streets. We have many testimonials in all categories for our innovative and globally spectacular productions.
At Flying Fortress Event Hangar we can provide our clients with an experience unparalleled by any other production company in the business. We offer the most client-centric approach when collaborating with your vision and deciding what can really be done with the latest technology. Our goal is to leave a lasting impression.
Corporate events are ever more drawn to unique sites that offer both privacy and an occasion for maximum personalization. They don’t want to tolerate the hotel guest lounging poolside in swim trunks a measly few yards away from the reception, or ineffective attempts to add a special spin to the usual boring décor. At the Flying Fortress “The privacy factor is unquestionably a big draw—in a private hangar you can have the location all to yourself. It’s almost like home.” For guests who want every element to sing in perfect harmony, a private hangar makes that possible.
Whether it’s a faraway island, a 5-Star Resort or a mansion our EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE HANGARS top the charts for CORPORATE EVENTS.
Our versatile private hangar spaces and our infinite décor options make the flying fortress a prime location for all of your corporate event needs. SPEV is also a top spot for private, exclusive high-end events. Our specialists can help you choose the right hangar that will be the best fit for your next corporate event and can help you customize the space to fit your style with full event production from the ground to the ceiling.
We have worked with many Fortune 500 companies, Sports Agencies, Fashion Shows and Trade Shows, Rock Concerts, and National Brand Product Launches. Here you will find our professional achievements, showing you that no matter what your event is, the flying fortress event hangar can help your dream become a reality.
Today, the No. 4 BFTS hangar is nestled in the heart of East Mesa’s bountiful citrus groves. The metallic exterior of the hangar, neighbored by large digital murals depicting the former pilots and technicians who worked there, opens up to reveal a spacious interior brimming with impeccably kept vintage aircraft, equipment, and movie posters.
The history of the airfield is a story of war preparation. The United States, uneasy about growing fascism in Europe and Asia, began a civilian pilot training program in October 1938. In Arizona, six airfields were constructed to train pilots to take on the German Luftwaffe. Falcon Field was built through the combined efforts of investors and concerned Hollywood actors hoping to make a difference in the war engulfing Europe. After an agreement between the American and British governments, the fourth British flight school stateside, known as the No. 4 BFTS, opened in September 1941 amid mostly empty farmland. Flying Fortress Event Hangar
Arizona was a shock to the young Royal Air Force pilots, who were used to gloomy weather, constant air assault, and national food rationing. War had delivered them to a land of endless sunshine, striking scenery, kind locals, and fresh citrus.
“Of all their memories, they talk about the food,” said Jocelyn Condon, board of advisers member and coordinator for the Wings of Flight Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the history of No. 4 BFTS. “Fresh oranges and bananas and palm trees; they were just in heaven here.”
Condon said more than 200 Arizona families provided regular support to the pilots, driving out to the field on the weekends to transport the Brits to dinners and parties in Mesa. Flying Fortress Event Hangar
Like war itself, flight training is dangerous; some pilots didn’t make it. According to the BBC, more than 55,000 aircrews died in raids over Europe from 1939 to 1945 – meaning pilots experienced the highest loss rate of any major branch of the British armed forces.
“These guys were extremely brave, and they were all volunteers,” said John D. Barber, Arizona resident and son of BFTS pilot Dennis R. Barber. “Because they knew that they were going into an occupation in the military that was more likely to result in their death than any other occupation.”
An estimated 2,500 Britons trained at Falcon Field before the No. 4 BFTS closed.
The 23 RAF pilots who died were buried at Mesa Cemetery, and the British government continues to maintain an immaculate plot of land dedicated to the men in the heart of downtown Mesa.