PACAF F-16 Demo Team soars over Nyutabaru Air Base
By Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 15, 2017
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --
The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team from Misawa Air Base, Japan, performed at Nyutaburu Air Base, Japan, giving approximately 100,000 spectators a front row seat to the jet’s capabilities, Dec. 3.
While the team's primary focus is displaying the F-16's maneuverability and power, community engagement also plays a vital role. After each show, the team spends several hours answering people's questions, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
Each show represents the growing partnerships and commitment between the U.S. and Japanese alliance, all while demonstrating air superiority.
"Overall, it was awesome performing for nearly 100,000 people while being able to grow our bilateral ties," said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tristan Berger, PACAF F-16 Demo Team narrator. "It takes a lot of work to maintain the jets for even a single show, but we're continuing to foster our Pacific partnerships, which makes it all worth it. "