Yeah great!, i can only imagine the thrill of standing close under the pathway of these kind of machines. Although this neighborhood is occasionally
I'm waiting for the F35... But now i learned about the foam.. it can take a few days ; )
Is Luke the same as Star Wars Canyon?
The Photographer who was invited to take the F35 shots got a little bonus and was given a fly trough the Canyon.
No, Star Wars is in Death Valley. Luke was the primary F-16 training base for multiple countries, and now has over 100 F-35As from something like 6 or
7 countries, with more on the way. Pretty much everyone that buys the A model goes to Luke for training before taking them home.
It's a great opportunity for photography, because you sit right off the end of the runway on either end. You can get them taking off, or landing.
You're close enough that you have to pull a 300mm lens back to get all the aircraft, and can read the names painted on them.
So, another interesting bit of trivia, F-35A 17-5035 was delivered and flew in full USAF Luke AFB markings. She's in at least one of the pics in the
albums I posted. Some time after delivery she went into the paint barn, and came out with Netherlands markings, as F-006, and was handed over to their
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