Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Phoenix, AZ will feature an F-35 flyover before the race. U.S. Senator John McCain will also be on hand to serve as the Grand Marshall.
The F-35 will come from Luke AFB, a nearby USAF training base in Glendale home to the 56th Fighter Wing which flies F-16s and F-35s. Over time, 144 F-35As will be based at Luke. The 61st and 62nd Fighter Squadron fly the F-35A. The 61st FS is fully operational and the 62nd FS is expected to be fully operational by 2017.
With the green flag scheduled for around 2:45pm EDT, expect the flyover around 2:28 pm EDT. The race will be shown on NBC. ‘
Photo courtesy of Lockheeed Martin.