Luke’s biennial Open House and Air Show is a popular West Valley event, averaging more than 100,000 spectators each day. There will be something for everyone at this open house; food, games and some great attractions and ground displays. This year the Thunderbirds, the United States’ Air Force’s Aerial Demonstrations Team, will be the featured event. Also in the air show lineup is an F-16 close air support demonstration and a Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier demonstration.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Luke Air Force Base’s mission is of critical importance to our national security and to Arizona’s west valley. Come out and support Luke AFB and our military. For more information visit the air show’s website at www.luke.af.mil and click on the Open House and Air Show graphic on the middle of the page. More can also be found on the 56th Fighter Wing’s Facebook page at “Luke AFB, Arizona-56th Fighter Wing.”
** Did you know?
- Luke’s 56th Fighter Wing will now be the Air Force’s F-35 pilot training site, or “school house,” as well as continuing F-16 training for fighter pilots in the foreseeable future. The Air Force may station up to six F-35 squadrons totaling 144 aircraft at the Glendale base as F-16s are retired.
- The 56th Fighter Wing is one of the most highly decorated units in Air Force history.