Learn About F-35 Fighter Jets
This trip will be offered twice, but both trips are fully booked.
Visit our neighbor to the north, Luke Air Force Base, and learn about the F-35 and F-16 fighter jets that roar over your rooftop.
Luke Air Force Base is home to the 56th Fighter Wing, the largest fighter wing in the world and the Air Force’s only active-duty F-16 training wing. As part of Air Education and Training Command and home to 23 squadrons with both F-35A Lightning II aircraft and F-16s, the 56th graduates more than 400 F-16 pilots and 300 air-control professionals annually.
The wing is also responsible for three additional squadrons under the 54th Fighter Group, located at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, where F-16 training will move as Luke AFB transitions to become the sole pilot training center for the F-35A, the Air Force’s newest, multi-role aircraft. Additionally, the 56th Fighter Wing oversees the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field and is steward of the Barry M. Goldwater Range, a military training range spanning more than 1.7 million acres of Sonoran Desert.
While it is too early to know where our behind-the-scenes tour will take us, we're sure it's bound to be a trip you won't forget. We'll enjoy a buffet lunch at the base, before returning to PebbleCreek.
NOTE: To visit the base, you must have a government-issued photo ID (driver's license).
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must nave a passport.
This trip will be offered twice. Please click on the date you want to attend.