One Million At Luke

Posted 13 March 2013
Photo by A1C Devante Williams

The F-16 units at Luke AFB, Arizona, reached the one million flying hour mark during a training sortie on 13 March 2013. 1st Lt. Matthew Wetherbee, a student pilot with the 309th Fighter Squadron, and Capt. Joseph Walker, a 309th FS instructor pilot and the squadron’s assistant chief of weapons, made up the crew on the milestone mission, a tactical intercept and simulated weapons employment flight in an F-16D. The first F-16 arrived at the base in Phoenix on 6 December 1982. Since then thousands of F-16 students have been trained there.

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