Category Luke

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

PhxSpotters Supports Luke Forward

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Phxspotters is a proud supporter of the Luke Forward program. Please take time and visit there website HERE.And if you like what you read please we encourage you to registrar and let Arizona voice be heard. And you can also join the Facebook . This is just another voice to be heard.Read More

The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour 2009

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The Wings of Freedom Tour brings historic aviation to your community! Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history! The aircraft will be at The Glendale Airport April 21st- 24th and at the Scottsdale Airport April 24th-27th
  • Flight Experiences Donations are $425 per person aboard the B-17 or B-24.
  • The B-25 is available at select locations for flight experiences. Flight experiences on the B-25 are $400 for forward fuselage seats, and $325 for waist gun seats
  • Flight training in the TP-51C "Betty Jane" will be at most locations on the Wings of Freedom Tour. Flight training in the P-51 is $2200 for a half hour flight, and $3200 for a full hour...
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Preserved Aircraft on Luke AFB taken during TITD 2009

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fu-323In 1940, the U.S. Army sent a representative to Arizona to choose a site for an Army Air Corps training field for advanced training in conventional fighter aircraft. The city of Phoenix bought 1,440 acres (5.8 km2) of land which they leased to the government at $1 a year effective March 24, 1941. On March 29, 1941, the Del. E. Webb Construction Co. began excavation for the first building at what was known then as Litchfield Park Air Base. Another base known as Luke Field, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, released its name so the Arizona base could be called Luke Field. Advanced flight training in the AT-6 began at Luke in June that same year...Read More