Intro page graphic 4This weekend, March 15 and 16, marks the 2014 “Lightening in the Desert” Open House and Air Show at Luke Air Force Base outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Come enjoy the sun, the screaming jet engines of the Air Force Thunderbirds and other exciting aerial performances, AND see our first-hand RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and P-51C Mustang perform in the skies!

The event will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Come see our free RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and view our original movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, check out all the static aircraft on display and take in the sights and sounds of the air show performances from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Keep your eyes out for our P-51C Tuskegee Airmen as our pilot demonstrates the maneuvers of this majestic and much-loved vintage warbird for the audience!

This exciting and FREE air show is open to the public. For more information and directions to Luke AFB, visit the Lightening in the Desert website.

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ALSO, have you been dreaming of strapping yourself into the cockpit of our P-51C aircraft and taking to the skies? NOW’s your chance! Rides are available for purchase and will depart from General William J. Fox Airfield (KWJF) in Lancaster, California.

This exhilarating 30-minute flight will be flown by a pilot certified to operate WWII vintage aircraft and will include detailed information on the unique history of our aircraft, the Tuskegee Airman. Experience the roar and power of the Rolls Royce engine as it propels you through the sky and over the scenic landscape in an experience like no other!

Brad Lang 2To participate in this unique opportunity, contact Marvona Welsh, CAF Red Tail Squadron Logistics Coordinator, at 812-240-2560 to reserve your spot!

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