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2014 Open House and Air Show 2014 Open House and Air Show

Welcome to Luke Days 2014, Lightning in the Desert! The Open House and Air Show is open to the public and admission is free. We will update this website as more information is available. We look forward to seeing you March 15 & 16!
Open House and Air Show Times

9 a.m. - gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open
11 a.m. - air show begins
4 p.m. - air show ends
6 p.m. - gates closed
tabU.S. Air Force Thunderbirds 
Headlining Luke's Open House and Air Show are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds who perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world.  (Learn More)

tabPhoto Gallery 



tabApproved items 
Visitors are limited to the following items, which will be subject to search by Security Forces:
- Strollers and wagons for toddlers
- Diaper bags for guests with small children
- Small women's purses
- Handicapped items such as wheel chairs
- Official service dogs
- Lawn chairs
- Bottled water, two bottles per person. Free water-refill stations will be available
- Hydration packs (Eg. CamelBaks - hydration only, no backpacks)
- Cameras, video recorders and binoculars. Visitors will be required to show the items work. Items must be small enough to carry by hand.
* Note: Those working for media outlets (TV & Radio stations, newspapers, magazines, websites) should contact Public Affairs for media credentials which will allow for more equipment to be brought onto Luke AFB.

Permitted but use discretion:
- Inhalers
- Baby bottles
- Medications. Bring prescriptions with you and in marked medical containers. (Eg. don't bring medicine in Sunday through Saturday containers)

Recommended Items include:
- Sunscreen
- Hearing protection
tabProhibited Items 
All visitors are subject to search  by Security Forces and will NOT be allowed to pass through security with any of the following items:
- Outside food
- Weapons of any kind including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, billy clubs, large-heavy chain-link jewelry or belts, mace and pepper spray
- Firearms of any type
- Toys that resemble firearms
- Fireworks
- Spray paint and silly string
- Glass containers of any kind
- Alcohol
- Illegal drugs
- Bicycles
- Skateboards, heelies, roller skates or roller blades
- Coolers
- Back packs, ruck sacks
- Pets
- Medical Marijuana
tabAerial Performances 
tabStatic Displays 
B-17, AZ Wing of the Commemorative Air Force
B-25, AZ Wing of the Commemorative Air Force
Bell 407 Helicopter, Highway Patrol
C-45, Mesa Warbirds
C-47, Mesa Warbirds
Cessna 172, Arizona State University
Cessna 182, Civil Air Patrol
Cessna - Beechcraft
German Air Force Tornado
L-116, Mesa Warbirds
N2S, Mesa Warbirds
T-6, Mesa Warbirds
TBM Avenger

(We will update the performers & static display list as more information becomes available.)

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tabOpen House Posters 
 Open House and Air Show poster 1

Open House and Air Show Poster 2

Click on the image to dowload high res copy of the poster.

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tabContact Us
Air Operations
Please contact Lt. Col. Michael May at 623-856-5580 or via email at  for any questions on air operations

Assistant Air Operations
Please contact Maj. Ryan Ley at 623-856-6931 or via email at for any questions on air operations

Aerial Acts
Please contact Maj. Nicholas Holmes via email at for any questions on aerial acts

Ground Demonstrations
Please contact Maj. James Day at 623-856-7766 for any questions on ground demonstrations

Static Display
Please contact Maj. John Anderson at 623-856-2148 for any questions on static display

Commercial Sponsorships
Please contact Ms. Jeanette Mijokovich at 623-856-3245 or via email at for any questions on commercial sponsorships

Please contact Capt. Ryan DeCamp at 623-856-6011 or via email at for media questions

tabLuke Days PSA

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60-sec Spanish
Spanish PSA

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tabAudio PSA
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