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Luke Days air show returns after six years

Four F-16s of the Thunderbirds fly in a line during the Luke Days air show on March 23 at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. This formation is a prelude to fanning out into a close diamond formation.

Luke Air Force Base opened its gates for the Luke Days air show on March 23-24 in Glendale, Ariz. The air show returned after six years of absence to thousands of attendees who watched aircrafts of the U.S. Air Force and private operators perform in the skies over the base. On the ground, guests were ferried onto the flightline by bus where they were able to get up close and personal with all sorts of aircraft, from fighter jets to private jets. In the air, all shapes and sizes of aircraft from lumbering cargo jets to nimble biplanes could be seen performing aerobatic maneuvers and highly choreographed demonstrations. Ending the show was the Air Force’s own Thunderbirds flying their 30-minute aerobatic display featuring their team of six elite pilots flying their F-16 fighter jets.



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