U.S. Air Force Maj. Richard Smeeding, the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team pilot, adjusts his helmet prior to take-off at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 22, 2017. Smeeding is one of two operational F-16 demo pilots in the Air Force. A demonstration pilot must complete a 17-ride training program which includes flying with the instructor and flying solo prior to being certified by the wing commander. The team is then required to perform for the 5th Air Force and PACAF commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie Hutto)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt Melanie A. Hutto
VIRIN: 170522-F-MA978-191.JPG
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