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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/13/1997 20:25
Reported: 7/13/2007 7:52:54 AM 07:52
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Glendale, AZ
In response to this story:

Yes, there are F-15s stationed at Luke AFB. My father works for Boeing in St. Louis, MO (which at that time was McDonnell Douglas) on the F-15 program. He visited Arizona several times to work with the Air Force at that base. We even have photographs (which weren't technically supposed to take) of the jets sitting on the base.

((NUFORC Note: We are grateful to the source of this information. We agree with the report, although we have known since March 14, 1997, that Luke AFB was exclusively an F-16 training base. However, the two F-15 "C" fighters (carrying "LANTIRN II" pods)) that intercepted an object above the intersection of 7th Avenue and Indian School Road, at an altitude of approximately 11,500 ft altitude, we attached to the U. S. Air Force Protection Group, which flies "cover" for any aircraft carrying either the President, Vice-President, or other dignitaries.

We would very much like to speak with the USAF Lieutenant Colonel, who led the flight, and who had to be helped from his cockpit, upon returning to Luke AFB that night. PD))