Luke Air Force Base air show kicks off, welcomes U.S. Navy Blue Angels

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Luke Days has been moved to mid-March by the 56th Fighter Wing in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. (Source: Luke Air Force Base) Luke Days has been moved to mid-March by the 56th Fighter Wing in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. (Source: Luke Air Force Base)
The free event will take place at Luke Air Force Base on March 17 and March 18. (Source: Luke Air Force Base) The free event will take place at Luke Air Force Base on March 17 and March 18. (Source: Luke Air Force Base)
Luke Air Force Base, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Luke Days is kicking off this weekend after being moved to mid-March by the 56th Fighter Wing in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience.

The free event will take place at Luke Air Force Base on March 17 and March 18.

Gates open at 9 a.m. and opening ceremonies begin at 10:15 a.m.

Blue Angels demonstration begins at 3:30 p.m. Gates close at 5 p.m.

The upcoming air show marks Luke's 77th year of operation since its founding in 1941. For the first time since 1992, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerial demonstration team will headline the show.

The F-35 Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon will be among the static displays. The schedule of aerial performers and full list of aircraft on static display is still being finalized.

Luke welcomed more than 425,000 spectators during the 2016 weekend and expects to host that many Arizonans again.

For more information on Luke Days 2018, visit their website here: www.luke.af.mil/2018-Luke-Days.

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