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  • 62nd FS pilots, maintainers prepare for Red Flag

    U.S. and international student pilots enrolled in the F-35A Lightning II B-course are preparing for Red Flag Exercise 21-2, one of the largest aerial combat simulations the U.S. Air Force has to offer.

  • Luke F-35s, F-16s train daily

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron prepares to takeoff, Dec. 15, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 62nd FS transitioned from flying F-16 Fighting Falcons to flying F-35 aircraft in 2015. There are four F-35 fighter squadrons and four F-16 fighter squadrons that

  • F-35s demonstrate airpower during sortie training

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron takes flight during an evening mission, Nov. 2, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Unlike any other legacy aircraft, the F-35 cockpit has advanced controls that allow the pilot to change the size, location and content of data on each

  • F-35A Lightning IIs display air superiority

    F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron prepare for takeoff April 2, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. There are 98 F-35s assigned to Luke, and they are used to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. Since implementing preventative health measures for

  • Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II, shares stories

    Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the namesake of the legendary fighter aircraft which dominated the skies over the Pacific during his time in service.