Members of the RAAF have returned to Australia after completing the first air combat exercise on Japanese soil.
Australian and Japanese fighter pilots swapped aircraft during an important exercise in Japan.
Taking off from an aerodrome that is comparable to Sydney airport means smooth integration with local air traffic is essential.
Preparing a fighter jet for one of the Japanese air force’s top officers was a memorable day for Leading Aircraftman Nick Brown.
Japan and Australia’s defence cooperation was evident when the Chief of Air Force took to the air in a Japanese fighter jet.
The Chief of Air Force greeted participants of Exercise Bushido Guardian 2019 with a confident “konnichiwa” in Japan.