Celebrating 75 Years of Airpower

AIRPOWERMarley Park has a great neighbor in Luke Air Force Base. Our community is privileged to regularly see and hear some of the world’s greatest fighter pilots overhead.

Every two years, we have an incredible opportunity to have a more intimate experience with LAFB, when the Base opens to the greater community for its airshow.

We are just days away from this West Valley premiere event. The 56th Fighter Wing hosts “75 Years of Airpower” LAFB biennial airshow April 2-3, 2016 in Glendale, AZ at Luke Air Force Base. Attendees experience exciting aerial acts and an array of static displays from both the past and present; visitors also have the chance to interact with the Airmen who carry out Luke’s mission.

It really is an event not to be missed.

“Luke AFB has trained fighter pilots for every war and conflict since we were called Litchfield Park Air Base back in 1941, so it’s special that we get to celebrate 75 years of service here in the West Valley with an air show,” said Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th FW commander. “We’re excited to open up the base to the public and showcase our mission of training the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots. We’ll have lots of aerial performances and of course the new F-35 on display. I hope everyone can come out and see the great things Luke’s Airmen do every day.”

Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3

9 a.m. – Gates Open

11 a.m. – Aerial Demonstrations

5 p.m. – Gates Close

General admission to “75 Years of Airpower” is FREE and open to the public. There is a $10 parking fee.

For more information and the full schedule of events, please visit http://www.luke.af.mil/2016AirShow.aspx