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March 21, 2014

Flying Fortress makes appearance at Luke

Tail-end
Marty Novak, B-17G/B-25J Flight crew member, monitors the flight from the tail end of the B-17.
 
Participants
Participants selected to fly in the B-17 commemorative flight prepare to board the plane at the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum located at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa.
 
Bombardier
Capt. Jason Chugg, 56th Training Squadron instructor pilot, sits in the bombardier position of a B-17 Flying Fortress March 13. The B-17 from the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum was on display at Luke Days 2014 “Lightning in the Desert.”
 
Big-bullets
A .50 caliber machine gun was used by waist gunners to defend aircraft against enemy attacks at the midsection of the B-17G. The WWII heavy bomber was on display Saturday and Sunday at the Luke Open House and Air Show.
 
Gen-Rothstein
Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, sits in the co-pilot seat of a B-17 Flying Fortress March 13 during the flight from the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona to Luke Air Force Base. The B-17 Flying Fortress, along with other WWII aircraft, was on display Saturday and Sunday at Luke’s Open House and Air Show.




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