US Air Force - AETC F-16s

  • 84-1297
    Maj. Justin Robinson, 61st FS assistant director of operations, flies the 56th OG flagship F-16C block 25 #84-1297 as he escorts Luke's first F-35 to the base for its arrival on March 10th, 2014. The F-35 was flown by Col. Roderick Cregier, an F-35 test pilot stationed at Edwards AFB. The jet is the first of 144 F-35s that will eventually be assigned to Luke. [USAF photo by Jim Hazeltine]
  • 89-2103
    Colonel Rodney Petithomme, 54th FG commander, delivers a speech during the activation ceremony at Holloman AFB on March 11th, 2014. The 54th FG, a tenant unit at Holloman, is a detachment of the 56th FW at Luke AFB and will ultimately operate two F-16 training squadrons. [USAF photo by SrA. Daniel E. Liddicoet]
  • 88-0157
    USAF F-16D #88-0157 of the 310th TFTS. This was a morning surprise for me! I was out shooting pics of home based Luke jets with a friend one Saturday morning. I was asked by the 310th weekend super if I would perform a high power engine run of this jet for them. The engine run guy assigned on that 'duty' was not 100% engine run qualified, but I was. They set up the jet on the open pad, note the restraint attached to the tail hook from the pad, and I just had to perform the run. I loved running on the open pad, because you could go into full AB and there was no sound suppression. You made a bunch of nois! While in AB, the jet would kind of 'dance' around because the restraint was holding back about 25,000 Lbs of thrust in full AB. My friend shot this pic of me running the jet in civilian clothes! [Photo by Kevin Patrick]
  • 88-0155
    USAF F-16D block 42 #88-0155 of the 310th TFTS at home at Luke AFB in the mid eighties. [Photo by Kevin Patrick]
  • 88-0164
    'Factory fresh' USAF F-16D block 42 of the 312th TFTS at Luke AFB shortly after acceptance by the USAF. The elastomeric coating on the F-16 radome weathered easily, so all AF units fabricated these nose covers to protect this coating. The pitot tube cover was velcroed on to the nose cover. [Photo by Kevin Patrick]
  • 88-0487
    USAF F-16C block 42 #88-0487 of the 312th TFTS 'Scorpions' spotted coming in for landing with brakes opened at Luke AFB in the early nineties. [Photo by Kevin Patrick]
  • 88-0157
    USAF F-16D block 42 #88-0157 of the 310th TFTS is spotted on the tarmac at Luke AFB. [Photo by Kevin Patrick]
  • 85-1506
    USAF F-16D block 25 #85-1506 of the 312th TFTS is shot at Bergstrom AFB in the mid 1980s. [Photo by Kevin Patrick]
  • 54FG
    The 54th FG received its first three-ship formation of F-16s at Holloman AFB on April 1st, 2014. The 54th FG will operate two F-16 training squadrons at Holloman by the end of 2015. [USAF photo by A1C. Aaron Montoya]
  • 54FG_001
    The 54th FG received its first three-ship formation of F-16s at Holloman AFB on April 1st, 2014. The 54th FG will operate two F-16 training squadrons at Holloman by the end of 2015. [USAF photo by A1C. Aaron Montoya]
  • 54FG_002
    The 54th FG received its first three-ship formation of F-16s at Holloman AFB on April 1st, 2014. The 54th FG will operate two F-16 training squadrons at Holloman by the end of 2015. [USAF photo by A1C. Chase Cannon]
  • 83-1132
    USAF F-16C block 32 #83-1132 of the 312th TFTS reflected in water on the ramp at Luke AFB. The 312th TFTS was the first USAF unit to receive the F-16C. [Photo by Kevin Patrick]