A Night in the 40's - Logistics
Event Location, Parking and Floorplan for A Night in the 40's Big Band Dance
The Arizona Wing is minutes from the 202 Freeway and US 60
Arizona Wing CAF Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Rd
Mesa, AZ 85215
Location:The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing is located at Falcon Field Airport at the intersection of Greenfield and Mckellips Road in Mesa, Arizona. Mesa is Arizona's third largest city. The Arizona Wing's facility is located 18 miles east of downtown Phoenix. The Arizona Wing is easily accessible from the 202 loop and US 60 highways, both of these highways can be accessed from all areas of the Valley.
Parking for Night in the 40s Dance
General Admission: Red A on map
Parking for the dance is just north of McDowell Rd. on Greenfield Rd.
The parking lot will be well lit and attended.
Tour busses will take guests the short distance to and from dance and will be available all night for your convenience.
Handicapped Parking: Blue B on map
Handicapped Parking will be at our museum parking lot 2017 N. Greenfield Rd.
Museum parking lot will be reserved for Handicapped only. Attendants will monitor entrance.
Thank you for your cooperation
Taxi service is welcome to drop you off directly at our museum. We wil also have taxi service available for you to use at the conclusion of your evening.
Setup and Seating Floorplan
To help you get familiar with the setup for the Night in the 40s here is a simple plan for the nights event. Please purchase food and drink tickets for the event. Food and Drink Tickets can be purchased at the Food and Drink Ticket Tables marked with D below. Cash/card purchases at any food or drink station is not permitted.
As can be expected with our museum and flying aircraft, there are some risks and safety concerns every guest needs to be aware of when visiting our facility. Failure to observe these rules and cautions could result in personal injury, or even death. The purchase of your dance ticket constitutes your understanding of these risks and cautions, and also means you will not hold the AZCAF responsible for any harm to your person.
NO SMOKING IN BUILDINGS OR BY THE PLANES
- We can't stress this one enough, yet we still catch people doing it every time. This is an ACTIVE airport, and as such, we have planes containing aircraft fuel and other flammable materials. Please use our designated smoking area outside of the PX/Gift shop.
Be mindful of the aircraft and exhibits
- Our museum has aircraft, as well as engine displays and other exhibits spread throughout the facility. Please be careful walking around the aircraft and displays, especially for protruding aircraft parts and propellers. We will warn you, but we bet you'll still see someone whack their head, so please be careful. Also, unless otherwise stated, all aircraft are not to be climbed onto or into by anyone.
- Part of our work as volunteers is to restore aircraft. The dance will be head in our exhibit hangar, but we also have an adjoining maintenance hangar where restorations and repairs are always in progress on our aircraft. If visiting this hangar, please be careful of fluids/spills, cables, cords, parts and other equipment that will be out and around the facility.
- Whether attending our dance, or just visiting on a weekend, our ramp (area in front of the hangars where the planes park) can be quite busy at times. Our aircraft also have spinning props, which last we found to be true, don't mix well with humans. PLEASE be careful and watch out for activity on our ramp from either moving aircraft or vehicles. While aircraft are active, we ask that you stay behind the red line painted on the ramp surface in front of the hangar doors.