Goodyear AZ (Low 48 Sunny High 82)
As we sit here in Goodyear Arizona awaiting our repairs and making our final preparations for departure the jets of Luke Air Force Base are flying overhead in the bright blue skies. Unlike others we do not mind the noise and call it the sound of freedom.
Luke has a history dating back to World War II. Constructed in 1941 and named after the first airman to win the Medal of Honor Luke's mission was training fighter pilots and more than 12,000 graduated before the end of the war. Over the years the jets have changed, from F-16s in the 1990s to Luke's newest mission, training pilots on the new F-35 Lightning II.
Luke is attractive for training in part to clear skies year round and its close proximity to the desolate Barry Goldwater Range where the pilots fly training missions.
We also look forward to 2 things upon our arrival to the southwest; our first saguaro sighting and the sound of freedom.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo