On March 17 and 18 Luke Air Force Base opened its gates for the public. Titled “The Future of Airpower,” the air show included a static and flying display with this year's highlight the US Navy's Blue Angels. Frank Visser visited the air show.
Static display impression:
The flying display:
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Volunteers from the Commemorative Air Force stage a simulation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The re-creation features vintage Japanese fighter planes and bombers flying in formation along with explosions and pyrotechnics.
The U.S. Navy’s premier flight-demonstration team was the highlight on both days of the show. The precision maneuvers of the Blue Angels are always a crowd favorite and have been featured in air shows throughout the world.