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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Aerial Team F-16 Fighting Falcons have performed at the Luke Air Force Base and will again. (USAF Photo)

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Luke Air Force Base officials said the Thunderbird aerial demonstration team will be the final act at Luke's "Lightning in the Desert" open house.

The Thunderbirds will perform in their F-16 fighters as the final act of each of the two days of the open house next month.

Other aircraft doing flying performances include a tilt-rotor Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey, F-16s from Luke and vintage aircraft including a World War II-era P-51 Mustang and a Korean war-era F-86. More than 40 aircraft are set for ground display.

The show is set for March 15-16.

Gates at the base 15 miles west of Phoenix in Glendale will open each day at 9 a.m., with flying to run from 11 a.m. through 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 6 p.m.

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