An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 425th Fighter Squadron, prepares to land May 19, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-16 can withstand up to nine G’s, nine times the force of gravity, with a full load of internal fuel. Luke AFB currently trains alongside six foreign nations and has graduated more than 61,000 fighter pilots since 1941.
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