Misawa Air Base

F-16 that destroyed an SA-3 during operation Northern Watch jettisoned at least one drop tank in residential area in Japan during in-flight emergency

F-16 that destroyed an SA-3 during operation Northern Watch jettisoned at least one drop tank in residential area in Japan during in-flight emergency

The aircraft involved in the accident is F-16C Block 50D #91-0382 that participated in Operation Northern Watch in the late… Read More

2 years ago

JASDF F-35As join USAF and US Navy aircraft in Misawa first joint, bilateral Elephant Walk

12 F-16s took to the runway, along with 12 JASDF F-35As, two USN EA-18Gs, a USN C-12 Huron, two USAF… Read More

4 years ago

JASDF unveils Squadron Markings for 302 Squadron, first Japanese F-35A unit

JASDF 302 Squadron, the service first F-35A unit, has unveiled its new Squadron insignia which depicts the white-tailed eagle, native… Read More

4 years ago

USAF F-16 Dropped BDU-50 Inert Bomb on Private Land in Japan

The BDU-50 inert bomb is reported to have landed 5km away from its target. On Nov. 6, 2019 at around… Read More

4 years ago

“BOB” is the first Block-50 F-16 in entire USAF inventory to reach the 10,000 Flight Hours Mark

“I would say BOB has the most personality on the flightline. BOB will throw a fit every TDY. He doesn’t… Read More

5 years ago

“F-35A pilot was disoriented when his aircraft crashed in the water at more than 683 mph on Apr. 9,” JASDF says

The JASDF F-35A pilot, who had only 60 hours flying time in the F-35, gave no indication he was in… Read More

5 years ago

JASDF F-35s made 7 emergency landings before crash. However Japan assures U.S. it will continue to buy the jet.

Two of the emergency landings involved faults in the F-35 that later crashed. Takeshi Iwaya, Japan’s Minister of Defense, has… Read More

5 years ago

First Japanese-assembled F-35A has crashed. Twelve remaining JASDF F-35As grounded.

The mishap aircraft, F-35A #79-8705 (construction number AX-05), is the first Japanese-assembled F-35A, and was rolled out in Nagoya on… Read More

5 years ago

JASDF F-35A Stealth Fighter goes missing over the Pacific Ocean

The F-35A stealth fighter was on a training flight 135km away from Misawa Air Base. A Japan Air Self-Defense Force… Read More

5 years ago

JAPAN TO DEPLOY ITS FIRST F-35A STEALTH FIGHTER AT MISAWA AIR BASE THIS MONTH

Nine more F-35A stealth fighters will be deployed to Misawa by the end of 2018 Japan is ready to deploy the… Read More

6 years ago

HOW KADENA’S F-15Cs PROTECTED THE AIR ASSETS THAT WERE TRYING TO FIND KAL 007 WRECKAGE FROM SOVIET MiG-31s

Even if the wreckage of KAL 007 had fallen into international waters within the Sea of Japan, Kadena's F-15C Eagles… Read More

6 years ago

WITH 9,500 HOURS UNDER HIS BELT, “BOB” HAS FLOWN MORE HOURS THAN ANY OTHER USAF F-16

"BOB has the highest number of flying hours out of any of its kind in the U.S. Air Force,” Col.… Read More

6 years ago

MISAWA AIR BASE F-16 FIGHTING FALCONS CONDUCT ELEPHANT WALK EXERCISE

Often an elephant walk takes place right before a Minimum Interval Takeoff  Taken on Sep. 16, 2017 during exercise Beverly… Read More

6 years ago

SOME VIPER PORN FOR ALL AVIATION GEEKS: WATCH USAF F-16 AGGRESSORS REFUELING DURING EX. COPE NORTH 2017

The Aggressor F-16s are the oldest Vipers in the USAF fleet Taken on Mar. 2, 2017 the photos in this… Read More

7 years ago

F-16 FIGHTER PILOT WANNABE? IF SO, THIS IS THE FLIGHT EQUIPMENT YOU HAVE TO CHECK BEFORE TAKING-OFF

“We have done our jobs right if when they have to eject out of the aircraft because a mission went… Read More

7 years ago

FIRST IN, LAST OUT: THE STORY AND EVOLUTION OF THE SEAD MISSION

Modern battlefields are characterized by numerous integrated air defense systems and the Wild Weasels provide access to these contested environments… Read More

7 years ago

Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons have arrived in Japan for Exercise Guardian North 16

Ex. Guardian North 16 not only represents the first deployment in Japan for RAF Eurofighters but also marks the first… Read More

7 years ago