Article Source: The Aviationist
Take A Look At These Photos Of Luke Air Force Base F-35s Engulfed By Sand Storm
Fast-moving dust storms, able to darken large areas in a very short time, regularly hit Arizona quite regularly.
As happened yesterday, when a monsoon hit Luke AFB, about 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona, home of the 56th Fighter Wing, the largest fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force.
Besides some 77 F-16s, Luke is home to 68 F-35s: the base is the training hub for Lightning II’s pilot and maintainers from Australia, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan and Israel.
The images in this post, first published by the 56th FW on their FB page, show Luke and its F-35s engulfed in dust: a pretty unique sight.
The sandstorm provided an opportunity for 56th FW’s maintainers, airmen, and partners from LM and partner nations to cope with a phenomenon the 5th generation aircraft might find one day in the theater.