Contributed by Thunderbird School of Global Management
Thunderbird School of Global Management - Historical Collections
The Story of Thunderbird: From Airbase to Business School.
This collection depicts the story of Thunderbird Field I, a vital World War II air training base at which more than 10,000 pilots learned to fly. The collection then shows the early years of the school, known as American Institute for Foreign Trade. Thanks to the vision of retired Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount and his colleagues, the postwar property was transformed into a school that would become the world's leading international school of management.