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  • usa Luke AFB

    Glendale, Arizona



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    8.2096KGEU Glendale Municipal, Arizona
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    1941 to present

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

    History of this Location

    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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    List of units at Luke AFB

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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

    List of aircraft and events at Luke AFB

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    1978 20th SOS UH-1F 65-7948
    1980 USAF UH-1F 66-1220
    1985 USAF UH-1F 65-7925
    1987 USAF UH-1F 65-7925
    1987 USAF UH-1F 65-7926
    1987 USAF UH-1F 65-7928
    2008-jan-23 AS350B3 N353FB
    2009-mar-22 CV-22B 02-0025
    2015-nov-18 USAF CV-22B 10-0053

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