Night Flying at Luke Air Force Base

Night Flying at Luke Air Force Base

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona – Luke Air Force Base will increase night flying throughout the month of August.

F-16 student pilots from multiple squadrons are scheduled fly Monday through Friday until approximately 11:30 p.m. each day. This night flying will not involve F-35s and is not scheduled to occur on Saturdays and Sundays.

Nighttime flight training is an integral phase for students. Learning this critical skill over Arizona’s skies ensures the pilots’ safety and mission success while supporting combat operations around the world.

While Luke AFB reserves the right to fly 24 hours a day if needed, the base has been successful in minimizing late-night flights to reduce the impact on West Valley and neighboring communities.

For more information, please contact Maj. Matt Hasson with 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at (623) 856-5997.

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