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Luke Air Force Base F-35's and F-16's

Postby Calum » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:09 pm

AS we'd decided to visit Andy's hobby Headquarters in Phoenix I figured we should swing by Luke Air Force base and see if anything was up.

As we approached the base we saw a number o F-35's and F-16's in the circuit. Needless to say we quickly looked for a place to stop and snap some images. Unfortunately I only got 1 1/2 decent shot of the F-16's , albeit a D model. Bruce got some better shots

ImageIMG_1324_edit by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

I didn't get any real nice shots of the F-35's (there were at least 8 in circuit at the time) at this location . It was only later we noticed one of them was a RAAF jet, unfortunately I didn't get a good shot of it, these the best , the rest got dumped (IIRC Bruce got a better one)

ImageIMG_1328_edit by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1333_edit_1 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

After this lot landed we scoped out another spot closer to the fence , but away from the no parking signs :D And as luck would have another 4 returned and did some approaches Here I got some better shots

After seeing and hearing it fly, I can say I dislike it a little less.. It does sound awesome (how can you not like 42000lbs of thrust in 1 engine) and from some angles it even looks OK, but (ignoring capability) it'll never be as cool as earlier jets like the F-14, 15 /16 etc. IMHO.

ImageIMG_1348_edit by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1351_edit_1 by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1352_edit by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1361_edit by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1369_edit by Calum Gibson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1373_edit by Calum Gibson, on Flickr
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Re: Luke Air Force Base F-35's and F-16's

Postby DesTROYer » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:37 am

Nice. I have mate who works there refurbishing and servicing the F-16 bomb and middle racks.
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