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Luke Air Show Events Saturday & Sunday

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open 9:00 a.m. Aerial demonstrations 11:00 a.m. • Desert Rats CJ-6 • Acemaker T-33 • Tora Tora Tora • F-35 Heritage Flight Team • Alabama Boys • 56th Fighter Wing Air Support Capabilities • Red Bull Demonstration Team • U.S. Army Golden Knights • Jack Link’s Screamin’ Sasquatch •…

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Luke Air Show: Champions of the skies: The Golden Knights

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  Golden Knights are Army Soldiers first, but they also have a unique history and creed that sets them apart. History In 1959, 19 Airborne Soldiers from various military units formed the Strategic Army Command Parachute Team (STRAC). Brig. Gen. Joseph Stilwell Jr. gathered the Soldiers with the intent of competing in the relatively new…

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Luke Air Show: Tora Tora Tora

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“Tora, Tora, Tora” is the Commemorative Air Force’s recreation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of the American involvement in World War II. Designed as a living history lesson, “Tora, Tora, Tora” is intended as a memorial to all the soldiers on both sides who gave their lives for their…

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Welcome to Fighter Country …

Posted April 1, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer

The Luke Air Force Base water tower also serves as a welcome to those who visit Fighter Country. The water tower, managed by the members of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Water Treatment Plant Operations, has been a structure on Luke for more than 50 years. Emblazoned with the Air Education and Training Command shield…

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Luke Air Show: Desert Rat Warbird Demonstration Team

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  Nanchang CJ-6, a Chinese military trainer designed in 1958, aircraft perform in air shows around the West Coast. The pilots are former fighter pilots. CJ-6 design features and specifications The CJ-6 is a two-seat basic trainer and light attack aircraft. It carries a semi-monocoque design. Its airframe is made of aluminum alloys. It was…

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Luke Air Show: Featured Demonstrations

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 Alabama Boys Courtesy photo Alabama Boys Flown in the 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, this act begins as Greg – farmer Clem Cleaver – climbs up on the announcer’s stand, demanding a flight lesson. Later in the show, he “steals” the plane and takes off alone, with his whole crew chasing. Grandpa shoots off a tire to…

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Luke Air Show: Static Displays 2

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

B-1 Lancer Courtesy photo B-1 Lancer Mission Carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multimission B-1 is the backbone of America’s long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and nonprecision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time. Features…

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75th anniversary of Tuskegee Airmen

Posted April 1, 2016 by Courtesy of ARAC

The 75th anniversary of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II celebration was March 24 at Luke Air Force Base. The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., joined the national and international celebration and also announced its 10th anniversary and the 3rd annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day in Arizona. More than 50 Tuskegee…

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Luke Air Show 2016: Static Displays

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TBM Avenger The roar of the TBM Avenger echoed off countless carrier decks throughout the world more than 65 years ago. Constructed in 1940 as a replacement for the obsolete Douglas TBD Devastator, Grumman’s team ended up creating one of the most influential aircraft of the Second World War. The Avenger’s line of service began…

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Phoenix Navy Week begins at Arizona Science Center

Posted March 25, 2016 by PO2 Antonio Turretto Ramos

Phoenix Navy Week began March 21 with an opening ceremony and remarks at the Arizona Science Center.

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