Air Force Photos

Prepare for takeoff
Airman Angel Guel, a 14th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, conducts a pre-flight check on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 10, 2019. Misawa AB’s crew chiefs are responsible for ensuring every F-16 meets standards through inspections and maintenance measures. Pre-flight inspections ensure the safety of an aircraft before leaving the flightline and the pilot once they are in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China Shock)