U.S. base in Japan launches all its planes. And these are the coolest images.

On Oct. 22, Yokota airbase in Japan, launched all its aircraft as part of a large formation mission. C-130 Hercules, UH-1 Hueys, and C-12 Hurons took off to show the installation‘s ability to provide support as the primary airlift hub for the Western Pacific theater.


Ten C-130H Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron participated in a training sortie that tested Yokota’s ability to perform large-force employment and tactics.

C-130 night

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.