Well, now that the congressional budget extortion has faded, Luke AFB is finally having their long-awaited Open House & Air Show! I'll be there early around 0800T, parked by the flight line w/ a big cooler in easy reach (after a stop at the Class 6 store)! This year's festivities are dedicated to Luke's new F-35A Lightning II Multi-role weapons platform - perhaps the last American manned fighter(?).
See general & parking info here:
The event runs all weekend. SUN is a good day to attend, too, since a lot of the static display a/c take off soon after the show ends. You can witness their departures if you have normal on-base privileges or if you park off-base near the active runway. One night, there might be a reception for the T-Birds, but last time there wasn't such a party.
Give me a call if you wanna' tailhook up on SAT.
And sleep well tonight... Your Air Force is awake at Reverse Happy Hour!