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Hyakuri Airshow 2018

... in 2018 was the farewell to the Phantoms of 302 Hikotai (Squadron). The Squadron formally disbanded at the end of March 2019, though their flying activity already ended at the beginning of that month. ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... of aircraft taxiing about 10 minutes before take-off. Luckily the apron opened this year rather early around 7.30am. Therefore it was possible to catch the two F-2A special schemes of 6 and 8 Hikotai already ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2017

Tsuiki Airbase on the Southern Japanese island of Kyushu hosts nowadays two Squadrons of the Mitsubishi F-2 jet. 6 Hikotai and 8 Hikotai are half of the JASDF Squadrons operating the indigenous, F-16-look-alike ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2015

...  For Hyakuri this meant a tactical demonstration by the F-15J Eagles of 304 Hikotai (Squadron), an air-ground attack by the F-4EJ Phantoms of 302 Hikotai and recce runs of the RF-4E (photo) Phantoms of ...

Hokkaido Winter Eagles

... orea. special/14_hokkaido/zs1 special/14_hokkaido/zs2 The JASDF operates three flying Squadrons at Chitose: the 201 and 203 Hikotai flying the F-15 Eagle, as well as the " Special Airlift Group " ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

...  construction engines, but its airport also the homebase of two wings of F-15 Eagles, the 303 Hikotai „Fighting Dragons“ and the 306 Hikotai „Golden Eagles“. onbase/14_jasdf60th/303 onbase/14_jasdf60th/30 ...

Tsuiki Airshow

... each airbase applied special markings to their aircraft! airshows/14_tsuiki/form With 304 Hikotai flying the F-15J and F-15DJ and the 6 Hikotai equipped with the Mitsubishi F-2A and F-2B the chance ...

Kyushu Warriors

... 2012. But with the JASDF Aggressor Squadron, the F-15 Eagle Training Squadron and the 301 Hikotai, the "Phantom Mother Squadron", there is always plenty of action in the air and also the chance for som ...

Nyutabaru Air Festa 2012

... nd attack demonstration by the F-4EJ Phantoms, two F-15DJ Aggressors in the air and also a nice demo by a pair of F-15J Eagles belonging to the 23rd Hikotai, the F-15 training Squadron. airshows/12_nyuta/A ...

Korea / Japan

... ttle jets were the only aircraft of the F-15-flying 305 Hikotai to be seen, but whereas their future within the JASDF is still long, the days of the venerable RF-4 Recce Phantoms seem to be counted. Rum ...

Tsuiki Airshow

... of 304 Hikotai. The jets did some really nice manoeuvring right above and for the crowed, but during this display also a mishap happened as one F-15 lost parts of its horizontal stabilizer during the demo. ...

Japan March 2009

In Spring 2009 it was time for another trip to Japan, concentrating on the area around Tokyo and mainly driven by the fact that the – until then – Naha Phantoms of 302 Hikotai have moved to Hyakuri, making ...

Japan 2008 Trip

...  half past three - shortly before it got dark - 2 F-15s of the successor Squadron at Naha, the 204 Hikotai, took off together with 2 Phantoms from Naha and performed fly-bys in different configuration ...

Naha Air Show

... t got dark - 2 F-15s of the successor Squadron at Naha, the 204 Hikotai, took off together with 2 Phantoms from Naha and performed fly-bys in different configurations. Quite nice, but the best part we ...

Planespotting Tour Japan 2008

... ket with the famous Fugu fish: Seasar's, preventing the local evil spirits from entering the houses: Naha Airshow - 302 Hikotai F-4EJ Phantom Farewell OK, the final report for this ...

Aircraft Spotting in Japan

... rainer aircraft of Rinji F2B Hikotai. The morning was already busy with 7 F-2Bs and we experienced our first control at a military airfield: "Excuse me, may I ask you one question?" "When did you arri ...

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Hyakuri Airshow 2018

Ten (R)F-4EJ Phantoms lined up in front of the crowd was a sight to behold! The Hyakuri Airshow 2018 was the last ever opportunity to see such a large number of mighty Phantoms in action as JASDF Phantom operations will dwindle down rapidly in the Read More
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Bucharest International Air Show 2018 - BIAS

It’s free, it’s fun, and it is a day packed with a nearly 12 hour long lasting flying display. The Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS 2018) is the largest air show in Romania and took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Bucharest International Airport Read More
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Tornado GR.4 FINale at RAF Marham

Nine GR4 Tornados with their wings swept to 25° flying overhead in a close diamond nine formation was a sight to behold! The Royal Air  Force bid farewell to its Tornado Force in style at RAF Marham on 28th February 2019. Read More
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JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

Back in 1917 Kakamigahara airfield was used as an army airfield and a airship landing site. Today it is named Gifu, and is the home of the JASDF Flight Test Centre ADTW (Air Development and Test Wing). 2017 thus saw this wing’s home airfield centenary Read More
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