And we’re off!

A 14th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during a familiarization flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 2, 2018. Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Kenichi Samejima, the 3rd Air Wing commander, usually flies a Mitsubishi F-2, but on this day, he had the opportunity to ride in the backseat of an F-16. Although the aircraft are visually similar, the F-16 Fighting Falcon has a larger wingspan, different avionics and weighs more than its Japanese counterpart. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers
VIRIN: 180702-F-GD475-1249.JPG
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