U.S. Pacific Command

Pacific Partners Air Festival enriches U.S., Japan friendship
170910-F-ZZ999-0350.JPG Photo By: Amn Xiomara M. Martinez

Sep 11, 2017
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan - The Japan Air Self-Defense Force Blue Impulse assigned to the 4th Air Wing, 11th Squadron from Matsushima Air Base, Japan perform a rainfall maneuver during the Pacific Partners Air Festival at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2017. The rainfall consists of five Kawasaki T-4 planes that descend vertically and bloom in their own respective directions. This is an acrobatic flight that shows smoke trails spreading out in five different directions. T-4 is a middle class training aircraft used as an auxiliary aircraft in basic operational training and combat air wings in the JASDF.


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