Luke Air Force Base

Holloman receives Luke F-16 heritage jets with custom paint schemes as part of 49th Wing and 309th Fighter Squadron Fighting Falcon “block swap”

Holloman receives Luke F-16 heritage jets with custom paint schemes as part of 49th Wing and 309th Fighter Squadron Fighting Falcon “block swap”

The 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base initiated an F-16 Fighting Falcon “block swap” with the 49th Wing… Read More

5 months ago

F-104 Starfighter Pilot tells the story of when he and his Wingman scored five Simulated Kills against an F-15B Eagle in a Single Training Mission

“The result was the two Fox-1s and three unobserved gun kills by us. They had no valid shots,” Andy Bush,… Read More

1 year ago

The story behind this famous photo of an F-16C Viper Belly Landing

The aircraft involved was USAF F-16C block 25 #83-1161 from the 61st FS. This Viper made a belly landing at… Read More

2 years ago

Meet Col. Trena “HaK” Savageau, the first female F-16 pilot in USAF Reserve to reach 2,000 hours in the Viper

Col. Trena “HaK” Savageau is known for breaking barriers and setting high expectations as the first female commander of the… Read More

3 years ago

Luke changes F-16C Viper paint scheme to single color gray

Luke’s F-16s traditionally have been painted dark gray on top and light gray on the bottom of the aircraft. A… Read More

3 years ago

Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe is the new F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot

With over 800 flight hours in both the F-22 Raptor and the F-35A Lightning II, Capt. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe is… Read More

4 years ago

T-38s from Sheppard AFB provided Aggressor Training to F-35s and F-16s at Luke AFB

The TDY saved the F-35 program approximately $3.8 million in adversary support. Each T-38 sortie would have otherwise been flown… Read More

4 years ago

F-35A Student Pilot Saves his Jet During In-Flight Computer Failure

The computer that failed in Capt. Robert Larson’s F-35A controls oxygen, pressurization, and some parts of communication. The landing gear… Read More

4 years ago

USAF F-35A stealth fighters draw accidental sky penis during simulated dogfight

The four-ship, "red air" F-35A aggressor team faced off with the two-ship blue team, the red air team pulled back,… Read More

5 years ago

This F-35 Crew Chief is on his way to becoming an F-35 Pilot

After working as a civilian flight instructor for 11 months, Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin had logged 350 hours as an… Read More

5 years ago

Cool video shows F-35A Demo Team’s full practice at Luke AFB

A total of 14 maneuvers make up the F-35A Demo Team performance, many of which have never been seen by… Read More

5 years ago

Luke AFB stands up new F-35A squadron to train Dutch and Danes Lightning II’s fighter pilots

“The 308th FS is the fourth F-35A squadron at Luke, but the most important part of this activation is that… Read More

5 years ago

USAF F-35 Heritage Flight Team transitions to the F-35 Demonstration Team for 2019 air show season

“The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer’ if you will. The new profile this year will be… Read More

5 years ago

Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress

The Senate bill also calls on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to submit to Congress "a plan to remove the… Read More

5 years ago

LUKE’s F-35s RECEIVE UPGRADED EJECTION SEAT THAT REMOVES WEIGHT LIMIT RESTRICTION

Since October 2015, pilots weighing less than 136 pounds have been restricted from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to… Read More

6 years ago

RUSSIAN MILITARY OBSERVERS POSE FOR A PICTURE IN FRONT OF NORWAY’S F-35

Russia filed the request under the 2011 Vienna Document, which allows participating states of the Organization for Security and Co-operation… Read More

6 years ago

A BLAST FROM THE PAST: COOL PHOTO OF THE FIRST F-15E STRIKE EAGLE

The F-15E was a modification of the two-seat F-15 Eagle and was designed as an all-weather multirole strike fighter The… Read More

6 years ago