Category Glendale

Spotlight Photographer June 2011- Peter Nickerson

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We would like to announce that Peter Nickerson has been chosen our Spotlight photographer for June 2011. Peter has been a member of PHX Spotters since January 2011. Peter has been a great  asset to our group with his outstanding photography and willingness to help out our members when they have a editing question. Thank you Peter for your hard work and dedication to PHX Spotters. Read More

Cactus Starfighter Luke Air Force Base 2010

By: Category: FriendsGlendaleLukeMilitary

Luke Air Force Base is home of the 56th Fighter Wing, the largest fighter wing in the world and the only active duty Air Force F-16 training wing. Luke has 138 aircraft, 24 squadrons, 4 tenant units and more then 6,000 military and civilian personnel.Luke trains all the F-16 crew chiefs and almost all the F-16 pilots for the US Air Force. More then 16,000 F-16 pilots have graduated from Luke since 1994. Since 1941 more the 56,000 pilots have graduated from Luke. The name of the exercise is Cactus Starfighter. Cactus Starfighter will focus on mission planning and coordination in addition to aerial maneuvers...Read More

Luke Air Force Base 2011 Airshow & Open House

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For three days in March the sky was filled with Military and Civilian aircraft. Also on the list of performers were the United States Army Golden Knights and the Red Bull Skydiving Team.  There were spectators from across Arizona and many from across the country that were here to see the show. The event kicked off on Friday for base personnel and their family members. This allowed the base staff to have the day off and take the family to enjoy the show with out all of the visitors in attendance.   This also allowed for their children to be able to climb on the static displays without having to wait in line. On Friday I was able to get a nice photo opportunity with Tim Weber and his Extra 300s Aerobatic Aircraft (N94BJ)...Read More

2011 Luke Days Open House “Thunder in the Desert”

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Article Provided By: Jodi Jordan 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Logo provided By: Jodi Jordan 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 3/11/2011 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the Luke Days Open House March 19 and 20. The open house is two days of nonstop entertainment, but a few tips can help make the experience more pleasurable for guests. Traffic in the areas surrounding Luke Air Force Base will be heavy. There will be limited access between Camelback Road and Olive Avenue and between Reems Road and Arizona Loop 101. Gates open at 9 a.m. and flying begins at 10:45 a.m. both days...Read More