First Japanese-built F-35A lands at Misawa AB


November 14, 2017 (by SrA Brittany A. Chase) – A Defense Contract Management Agency government flight representative landed the first Japanese-made F-35A on Misawa AB’s runway, November 2nd.

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Maj. Elijah Supper, Defense Contract Management Agency government flight representative, taxis an F-35B on the runway at Misawa Air Base, Japan, November 2, 2017. To ensure the jet safely makes it to the United States, Supper stopped at Misawa Air Base, Japan, to undergo safety checks on the aircraft before flying across the ocean. [USAF SrA Brittany A. Chase]

Maj. Elijah Supper piloted the brand-new aircraft from the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries…



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