usa Luke AFB

Glendale, Arizona

8.2 96KGEU Glendale Municipal, Arizona
21.6 51 Arrowhead Ranch Hospital, Arizona
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44.8 77KSDL Scottsdale, Arizona

1941 to present

33 32 6 secs N - 112 22 59 secs W
7 mi west of Glendale, AZ
Elevation: 1085 feet

The 405th TFW flew three UH-1Fs and a single UH-1P until 1987 for range support out of Luke AFB Arizona. The were taken out of service and flown to AMARC around August 1987. We had tail numbers 924 and 926. I arrived there in 1983, and we flew under the 405 Tac Ftr Wing. The 405th was a training wing in essence with five F-15 trng sq's. The 461st, the 555th, the the 550th, the 425th and somebody else. We also had an attached trng sq located at Williams AFB in Tempe. They flew T-38s. Around 1980 or so I believe the 405th Hueys were assigned to the 58th Trng Wing also at Luke. That wing at that time was in the process of converting from F-4s into F-16s. About the time I arrived at Luke the 405th Wing was transitioning from F-4s into F-15s. We also had a reserve special operations squadron flying CH-3s. They left around early 87 I believe and they were designated the 302nd SOS. We actually logged night time hours for NVG training as our squadron didn't have the requirement nor the equipment. If I remember correctly the H-3s went to AMARC and then were transferred to Tunisia I know the 302 had 6 AC , I know for a fact that one of their H-3s ended up in the northwest working for a logging outfit.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1960/87302nd SOSs-61 H-3 1974/87
HH-1H Iroquois 1974/87
s-58 H-34 1971/74


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1978 US Air ForceUH-1F Iroquois65-7948
1980 US Air ForceUH-1F Iroquois66-1220
1985 US Air ForceUH-1F Iroquois65-7925
2008-jan-23 AS350B3 EcureuilN353FB
2009-mar-22 CV-22B Osprey02-0025

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