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Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base to increase night flying

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Night flying exercises at Luke Air Force Base in
Glendale will increase this month.

Luke officials said F-16 student pilots from several squadrons will be flying
Monday through Friday until 11:30 p.m. daily.

The flights will not involve any F-35 fighter jets and will not take place on weekends.

The additional night flying will occur throughout the month of August.

Base officials said nighttime training is an integral part of students’

The base, located 15 miles west of Phoenix, is allowed to fly 24 hours a day.

However, officials said they try to limit late-night flights to reduce the
impact on surrounding communities.


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