Luke AFB 02/14/17 [MIL]

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Luke AFB 02/14/17 [MIL]

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Stopped by for a couple of hours. Light wasn't best in the morning but bright blue after I left
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A few more
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Re: Luke AFB 02/14/17 [MIL]

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There doesn't seem to be any uniformity in the location of the roundel on the Japanese F-35s.. :?

Nevertheless, nice images Chris! :toppie:
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Re: Luke AFB 02/14/17 [MIL]

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Sheesh, these F-35s can't get much more boring than these Japanese hey?
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Richard from Rotterdam wrote:Sheesh, these F-35s can't get much more boring than these Japanese hey?
They are what they are: F-35`s........ But nevertheless nice shots from Luke
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I could not agree more, the 35's of many nations are not very exciting, I was hoping to get the 21st color bird but this is all we got and I had not shot any of the Japanese 35's. You think since I live 7 miles from the base id get more lol
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cpasley wrote:I could not agree more, the 35's of many nations are not very exciting, I was hoping to get the 21st color bird but this is all we got and I had not shot any of the Japanese 35's. You think since I live 7 miles from the base id get more lol
How is activity nowadays? Are they flying on a regular basis with F35 and F16?
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When the 35's first arrived and the 16 squadrons moving to Holloman it was dead, seems like every week we are getting more and more new F-35 and activity really steady now
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Tigerspoon wrote:
cpasley wrote:I could not agree more, the 35's of many nations are not very exciting, I was hoping to get the 21st color bird but this is all we got and I had not shot any of the Japanese 35's. You think since I live 7 miles from the base id get more lol
How is activity nowadays? Are they flying on a regular basis with F35 and F16?
Last May I had 27 active F-16s and 10 active F-35As in 4 hours. So still better flying activity than many European bases. Next month I will be there again to see how activity improved.

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The F-35 is of course the latest in fighter and stealth technology ... still, that F-16A looks so much more advanced to me? The F-35 looks like a flying brick, it even makes a Phantom appear graceful.
cpasley wrote:When the 35's first arrived and the 16 squadrons moving to Holloman it was dead, seems like every week we are getting more and more new F-35 and activity really steady now
Do you know from which units the 311th and 314th FS received their F-16s from? I can't imagine they got the 62nd FS F-16s as these were the oldest in service? When I was at Luke in 2012, they were still flying FY83 Block 25 models?
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Hard to imagine that the "16" era is coming to an end at Luke. The F-35's don't look nearly as nice.
Last May I had 27 active F-16s and 10 active F-35As in 4 hours.
Lived in Phoenix in 2009/2010 and spent many hours at the fences. Back then you would get 27 F-16's in almost half an hour. How times change.
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Erik_7Xi wrote:The F-35 is of course the latest in fighter and stealth technology ... still, that F-16A looks so much more advanced to me? The F-35 looks like a flying brick, it even makes a Phantom appear graceful.
cpasley wrote:When the 35's first arrived and the 16 squadrons moving to Holloman it was dead, seems like every week we are getting more and more new F-35 and activity really steady now
Do you know from which units the 311th and 314th FS received their F-16s from? I can't imagine they got the 62nd FS F-16s as these were the oldest in service? When I was at Luke in 2012, they were still flying FY83 Block 25 models?
309th FS F-16s went to Holloman as 311th FS and the 62nd FS F-16s were send to 309. 309 still operates some fy 83/84/85
314th FS received all 308th FS F-16s

Nowadays 309 and 310 remain at Luke, together with the Taiwanese and Singaporese F-16s. So currently 4 F-16 units at Luke and two full F-35 swquadrons. Third F-35 squadron (63rd FS) already stood up in 2016 and will receive there first two F-35As in March 2017
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Re: Luke AFB 02/14/17 [MIL]

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Bennie wrote:There doesn't seem to be any uniformity in the location of the roundel on the Japanese F-35s.. :?
Hi Bennie,

All Japanese F-35s seem to have to roundel at the same location imho. Or do you mean ' in comparison to the other airforces' ?

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