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Cardinals’ Fitzgerald rides with Thunderbirds

Posted March 21, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, visited Luke Air Force Base March 13 to ride in a Thunderbirds’ jet.

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Open House Events Saturday & Sunday

Posted March 11, 2014 by

Gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open 9:00 a.m. Wings of Blue performance – U.S. flag arrival and national anthem 11:00 a.m. Firebirds: Jack Knutson and Rob Holland P-51 Red Tail Tuskegee Airmen demonstration Bike/Jet Vehicle Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey Julie Clark T-34 F-16 & P-38 flyover Ace Maker T-33 Rob Holland Dodge Viper vs….

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Map of the base

Posted March 11, 2014 by

  Please refer to the print edition of the Airshow guide for a more thorough overview.

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Vipers pit 640 hp against 25,000 lbs of thrust

Posted March 11, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Once again the mighty F-16 Fighting Falcon will take to the tarmac against a 2014 SRT Dodge Viper at Luke Days Air Show Saturday and Sunday.

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Static Displays Part 1

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Cessna 0-2A Skymaster In late 1966 the U.S. Air Force selected a military variant of the Cessna Model 337 Super Skymaster, designated the O-2, to supplement the O-1 Bird Dog forward air controller aircraft then operating in Southeast Asia. Distinguished by twin tail booms and tandem-mounted engines, it featured a tractor-pusher propeller arrangement. Having twin…

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Static Displays Part 2

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Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Skylane The Cessna 182 has become one of the most popular aircraft with search and rescue aircrews. In addition to its role as a search and rescue platform, the Skylane is used for orientation flights, transport, and reconnaissance in support of counterdrug and homeland security. Like the C-172 Skyhawk, the…

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Static Displays Part 3

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NASA F-18 Hornet NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., used an F-18 Hornet fighter aircraft as its high angle-of-attack (Alpha) research vehicle in a three-phased flight research project lasting from April 1987 until September 1996. The aircraft completed 385 research flights and demonstrated stabilized flight at angles of attack between 65 and 70 degrees…

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Static Displays Part 5

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F-22 Raptor Mission The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation’s Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.  …

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How do I get there?

Posted March 11, 2014 by

The 56th Security Forces Squadron and Glendale Police Department want to minimize traffic congestion and provide our guests and personnel quick access to the base and parking areas. The following will guide guests to three parking areas: Lot A (park and walk), Lot B (park and ride) and Handicapped Parking. Parking Lot A – $10…

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Renaissance festival holds something for everyone

Posted March 7, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

Senior AirmanJASON COLBERT Adam “Crack” Winrich blows on his fire whip during the Adam Crack whip show at the Arizona Renaissance Festival in Apache Junction. Winrich holds nine Guinness world records to include the longest whip ever cracked (216 feet long) and the most two-handed whip cracks in a minute (420). Hear ye, hear ye!…

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