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Kirby Chambliss Extra 540

Posted March 15, 2018 by

The new Edge 540 V3 has the highest aerobatic thrust to weight ratio of any competition aircraft. It comes with a low drag design that is new and consistent.  It can exceed 15gs sustained loading with a modified Lycoming IO540, Hartzell composite three-blade prop, a max speed of 265 mph, rate of climb at 3,700…

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Static Displays

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Courtesy photo A-10 Thunderbolt II A-10 Thunderbolt II General characteristics Primary function: Close-air support, airborne forward air control, combat search and rescue Power plant: two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans Wingspan: 57 feet, 6 inches Length: 53 feet, 4 inches Height: 14 feet, 8 inches Crew: One Courtesy photo C-17 Globemaster C-17  Globemaster General characteristics Primary…

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Buck Roetman Pitts S-2S

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Courtesy photos Buck Roetman has been flying for more than 35 years in more than 105 different airframes, from Cubs to corporate jets, resulting in more than 13,500 hours of flight time.

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Dan Buchanan – Glider

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Courtesy photoDan was a New York and Connecticut home builder and flat-track motorcycle racer; then moved to Lake Tahoe, California, where he enjoyed the thrill of flying off mountaintops. In 1981, he sustained a spinal injury landing a hang glider in bad weather. Losing the ability to walk, he returned to college to pursue a…

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A-10C Thunderbolt II: Demonstration Team

Posted March 15, 2018 by

The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will perform demos for the first time in seven years for the 2018 air show season starting with 2018 Luke Days. The team consists of one pilot, one superintendent, an NCO in charge, three crew chiefs, an avionics systems specialist, aerospace propulsion systems specialist, electrical and environmental systems specialist,…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley)
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F-35 Heritage Flight: Demonstration Team

Posted March 15, 2018 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) Maj. Will Andreotta, 61st Fighter Squadron heritage flight pilot, sits in the cockpit of an F-35 Lightning II during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Feb. 10, 2017, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Heritage and demonstration teams need to be certified annually to participate…

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Joint Airfield Assault Demonstration

Posted March 15, 2018 by

A high-impact Joint Airfield Assault Demonstration will highlight the awesome capabilities of aircraft stationed at Luke Air Force Base and major weapons systems that our armed forces can bring to bear. The ground here at Luke AFB has just turned into an enemy airfield, and the aircraft and troops you see today have been tasked…

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16 days to 2018 Luke Days

Posted March 2, 2018 by

Things you can bring • Sunscreen • Plastic beverage bottles with factory seal intact (baby bottles exempt) • Reusable water bottle (empty for security line, free water stations are available inside) • Hearing protection (especially for children) • Wagon or lightweight stroller for children • Stadium chair or cushion for free bleacher seating (collapsible camping…

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Luke Days moves to March 17-18, welcomes U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Posted January 17, 2018 by

  The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has moved Luke Days to March 17-18, 2018, in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. The event is free and open to the public. The upcoming air show marks Luke’s 77th year of operation since its founding in 1941….

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Thunderbolts scheduled to host blood drive event

Posted December 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

When service members and civilians are sent down range, it is often said having safe, available blood supplies is just as critical as having available ammunition. Thunderbolts are scheduled to host the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive in the Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on Dec. 7, to provide donations…

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