The PACAF F-16 Demo Team awes Hofu Air Show goers

U.S. Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team performs at Hofu-Kita Air Base

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mario Perez, a Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team avionics technician, and an attendee of the Hofu Air Show laugh after taking a photo together at Hofu-kita Air Base, Japan, June 3, 2018. Interacting with the community is one aspect of the team's overall mission, the other being a display of the F-16's air power. In conjunction with the show schedule, team members also support of the 35th Fighter Wing's mission on a day-to-day basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

U.S. Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team performs at Hofu-Kita Air Base

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jacob Impellizzeri, the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team pilot, waves to the crowd during the Hofu Air Show at Hofu-kita Air Base, Japan, June 3, 2018. Impellizzeri performed 14 maneuvers during the 15-minute display of the F-16's capabilities. These demonstrations allow the team to showcase the jet’s capabilities and engage local communities throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

U.S. Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team performs at Hofu-Kita Air Base

Members of the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team, conduct a ground performance prior to takeoff for the Hofu Air Show practice at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, June 1, 2018. Due to the runway being too short for the F-16 Fighting Falcon to takeoff and land, the show was staged, meaning the jet launched from a different location than where the air show took place. The team includes one pilot, two narrators, one safety observer, a superintendent and a maintenance team composed of three crew chiefs and four specialists, responsible for the aircraft's avionics and electrical systems and engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

U.S. Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team performs at Hofu-Kita Air Base

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Pedrick, a Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team crew chief, uses hand signals to communicate with Capt. Phil Bourquin, a 14th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, prior to takeoff from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, June 4, 2018. The team's purpose is to strengthen the U.S. relationship with countries in the Indo-Pacific region through demonstrations and interactions with airshow guests. The PACAF F-16 Demonstration Team's next performance is in Anchorage, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

U.S. Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team performs at Hofu-Kita Air Base

Capt. Phil Bourquin, a Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team safety observer, prepares to sign a child’s hat during the Hofu Air Show at Hofu-kita Air Base, Japan, June 3, 2018. For some of the air show attendees, this was their first interaction with Americans. One of the PACAF F-16 Demo Team's priorities is to make personal contact with local nationals on and off the flight line, establishing positive relationships throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

HOFU-KITA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team from Misawa Air Base, Japan, performed at the Hofu Air Show, giving approximately 30,000 spectators a front row seat to the power and maneuverability of the F-16, June 3.

One of the team's most important priorities when going to air shows is to engage with guests on a personal level. The team members dedicated several hours answering people's questions, signing autographs and taking pictures.

Immersing with the Japanese culture on and off the flight line cultivates a deeper significance in the U.S.-Japanese bilateral relationship.

The team is slated to perform in Anchorage, Alaska, next.