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  • Luke AFB F-16s flyover 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, flies over Phoenix during the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Nov. 7, 2021. F-16 pilots assigned to the 56th and 944th FW, which train U.S. Air Force F-16 pilots, performed a 4-ship formation

  • Luke pilot reaches rare milestone, surpasses 3k flying hours in F-16

    As of Nov. 23, 2020, only 295 pilots worldwide could claim to have surpassed three thousand flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.  That number is now 296.Col. Sean “Double” Rassas, 944th Fighter Wing vice commander, soared past his three thousandth hour in the fighter aircraft, Nov. 24, at Luke

  • Aircraft soaring over Luke AFB

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron takes off July 27, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is the Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter and produces 43,000 pounds of thrust. Luke AFB is home to F-35s and F-16 Fighting Falcons that are used to train the world’s

  • Luke changes F-16 paint scheme to single color

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – A team of nine 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance personnel painted an F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron a solid medium-gray color. The process took approximately a week and a half, including

  • F-16 Fighting Falcons at dusk

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 425th Fighter Squadron, prepares to land May 19, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-16 can withstand up to nine G’s, nine times the force of gravity, with a full load of internal fuel. Luke AFB currently trains alongside six foreign nations and has

  • 56th CES maintain arresting system, ensure safety

    An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron accelerates towards emergency cables during an annual drill to recertify the BAK-12 arresting system May 8, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The BAK-12, which is maintained by the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, uses modified brake

  • Luke, Arizona ANG Salute Phoenix

    F-35 Lightning II’s and F-16’s fly in formation May 1 during a national COVID-19 Total Force flyover at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The flyover included an aerial review over Luke Air Force Base followed by a morale flyover over Phoenix-Metro to demonstrate local military continued readiness during

  • Luke, Arizona ANG salute Phoenix

    Luke Air Force Base and the Arizona’s Air National Guard honored Arizona front line responders with a 15-aircraft flyover today, May 1, 2020.

  • Flying mission continues at Luke AFB

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 310th Fighter Squadron taxis down a runway March 25, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. There are 77 F-16s assigned at Luke, which allows Luke to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. Since implementing preventative health