Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) technology set to revolutionize air combat training

Posted on April 13, 2012 by Fighter Country

Luke AFB F-16The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin are getting ready to demonstrate the first operational use of live virtual constructive (LVC) training technology on 26 April at Luke Air Force Base (AFB), Arizona.

The technology has the potential to revolutionize the way air forces train-particularly for aviators who will fly 5th generation machines like Lockheed’s F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

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Mass F-16 launch to fill skies

Posted on December 15, 2010 by Fighter Country

12/10/2010 – LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The skies around Luke Air Force Base will be busier than normal Wednesday during Cactus Starfighter, a large force exercise for the 310th Fighter Squadron and 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. During Cactus Starfighter, the combined efforts of Luke units will launch more than 30 F-16s at one time. The exercise will focus on mission planning and coordination in addition to aerial maneuvers. All student pilots in the F-16 Basic Course must participate in similar exercises at the end of their training, but this Cactus Starfighter is unique in the number of aircraft launching simultaneously and…

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Luke AFB Pilot Selected to Fly F-35 Lightning II at Eglin AFB

Posted on May 20, 2010 by Fighter Country

5/18/2010 – LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base will soon begin looking for a new wing weapons officer. Maj. Josh Wood, current 56th FW Weapons officer, will soon be departing Luke AFB and no longer fly F-16s, but the next generation aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. With Air Force bases across the globe submitting recommendations, Major Wood is one of five pilots selected out of approximately 150 candidates to fly the F-35. “First off, I’m extremely humbled and it means the world to me,” said Major Wood. “I can’t describe what an unbelievable opportunity this is.”…

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Behind the Scenes Video of the USAF Thunderbirds

Posted on March 14, 2010 by Fighter Country

Behind the scenes with USAF Thunderbirds pilots and crew from the Ambassadors in Blue at Nellis AFB in Nevada. The Thunderbirds will appear at Aerospace & Arizona Days at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on March 20-21, 2010.

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Cockpit Image Inside F-16 Block 60 Fighting Falcon

Posted on March 9, 2010 by Fighter Country

Over its career, the F-16 Fighting Falcon–or Viper, as it is more commonly known—has been continuously updated. Nowhere are those changes more evident than in the cockpits of the latest generation of F-16s, the Block 50/52+, and particularly the Block 60 version shown here. The latest F-16 cockpits feature color multifunction displays and lighting compatible with night vision systems. On-board computers process information from sensors and off-aircraft sources and present information to the pilot with straightforward graphics. Still, the cockpit retains many features that made the F-16 revolutionary from the beginning, including a frame-less bubble canopy, hands-on throttle and side-stick…

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Air Force protects Super Bowl XLIV

Posted on February 6, 2010 by Fighter Country

The U.S. Defense Department said Friday Air Force fighter jets will be used to protect the skies above Super Bowl XLIV in Miami Sunday. Shaw F-16 fighter jets from the 20th Fighter Wing will be busy during Super Bowl XLIV protecting the skies around Sun Life Stadium in Miami on game day. Air Force fighters will be airborne Sunday while enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary flight restriction zone during Sunday’s big game. The Defense Department said in a release that the NFL championship game at Sun Life Stadium will be protected by fighters dispatched from the North American Aerospace…

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62nd Fighter Squadron Luke AFB

Posted on October 29, 2009 by Fighter Country

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F-16 B-Course Class 08-FBC Graduation Video

Posted on September 29, 2009 by Fighter Country

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