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)...

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Heritage Flight Conference Media Day 2011

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Every year In early March the United States Air Force gathers together its best pilots at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson Arizona , making up the seven air combat command demo teams and select civilian warbird pilots to train and coordinate for each years airshow season. During select shows the Air Force will fly a formation with one or more of its ACC demo teams with vintage warbirds from the Air Force’s past. I with a few other invited members were allowed on base during one day of their training and is a way for all involved to show off what have learned in the previous week, it was a great experience and I’d like to thank all who were involved.

Aircraft showcased from the current Air Force included the F-22 Raptor, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and a A-10 Thunder...

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2011 Luke Days Open House “Thunder in the Desert”

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Jodi Jordan
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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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.
During the open house, the 56th Security Forces Squadron and Glendale Police Department would like to minimize traffic congestion and provide spectators and...

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