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Human performance training facility continues to progress

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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T-Bolts reminded to “See Something, Say Something” about suspicious activity

Have you ever been on or near the base and noticed something that just didn’t look right, but didn’t quite know what to do? In an effort to highlight the role that all personnel have in insuring installation security and the importance of reporting vulnerabilities or suspicious activity, Air Force officials are urging all personnel…

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Thunderbolt Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ. In this month’s edition, we recognize SSgt. Geoffrey Rigby of Luke’s 56th Medical Operations Squadron, whose training was recently put to good use when he assisted an injured driver in the aftermath of an auto accident in Glendale.


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John Klatt

Posted  March 15, 2018

Excellence, professionalism & distinction These are the principles upon which John Klatt Airshows, Inc. was founded in 1999. For nearly two-decades, John Klatt has brought world-class, breath-taking aerobatics to airshow audiences all across the world. The goal is to entertain with a unique blend of precision, power and performance.

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Kirby Chambliss Extra 540

Posted  March 15, 2018

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

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

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

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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