Glendale Luke Air Force Base Hosts Air Show, Prepares For Traffic

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5:08am
Updated: Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:43pm
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A Thunderbird F-16 rolls up the runway at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale.

Luke Air Force base is gearing up for a free airshow this weekend.

If you live in Glendale, you might be hearing more F-16s of the Air Force Thunderbirds, flying overhead.

West Valley residents around Luke should prepare for noise and more traffic.

Airshow director Lt. Colonel Chris Bacon said they’ve contracted parking off the base to make it easier for drivers.

“But we’re still limited," he said. "You’ve got mostly two-lane country roads that are kind of being a feeder into those parking lots."

And while locals can get a chance to see the Thunderbirds up close, it’s also a homecoming for some of those pilots that started at Luke.

This year's event, called "75 Years of Airpower," will be on April 2 and 3, near Glendale Avenue and Litchfield Road.

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