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Korea / Japan ...

Korea and Japan, two colourful Asian countries, and with a huge variety of aviation subjects. With some airshows going on in a narrow timeframe a nice round-trip was worked out that should hopefully bring ...

Japan & China 2010 ...

What, Japan... again??? Well, this trip to Asia was more or less arranged around the China Airshow 2010 at Zhuhai, but with the Tsuiki Open Day on the week-end before and going to this part of the world 'anyway ...

Japan December 2009 ...

"Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, the flight time to Tokyo is 10 hours 30minutes…" Once again a trip to Japan starts with a long stay on-board Lufthansa' convenient direct flight from Munich to Narita on an Airbu ...

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 ...

Somehow I had to go back to Japan, despite some of the experiences during my first trip. All these exotic aircraft and and the strange, but very interesting country and the nice people finally made me ...

Planespotting Tour Japan 2008 ...

Another spotting trip to Japan, this time a larger tour covering Kyushu island with its two main airbases Tsuiki and Nyutabaru and an extension down South to Naha for the airshow that celebrated the ...

Aircraft Spotting in Japan ...

... special encounter with the police. Take your time wand enjoy this report! Where? all around Japan When? October - November 2005 How everything began Going to Japan has been a long time dream ...

JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

... its McDonnell Douglas F-4EJ Phantom II, and this Gifu airshow was not different. Where? Gifu Airbase / Kakamigahara, Japan When? 19/11/2017 airshows/17_gifu/f-41,width=396,height=300,gap_h=10,gap_v=10 ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... end of November on the Southern Japanese island of Kyushu, it was splendid to see the sun coming out at the beginning of the flying display at 8am. Where? Tsuiki Airbase, Kyushu Island, Japan When? ...

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 ...

Oshkosh EAA Airventure 2017

... bombers were parked in the same, tightly nested way they crowded the deck of the USS Hornet aircraft carrier in April 1942 before launching the first strike over Japan. airshows/17_oshkosh/so2 airshows/17_oshkosh/b251 ...

Seoul ADEX 2015

... a first landing in Japan at the JASDF transport base Miho before crossing to Pacific towards the USA. airshows/15_adex/static airshows/15_adex/static2 After Airbus beat its rivals Boeing and IAI ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2015

PHANTOM PHESTIVAL! - The Hyakuri airshow 2015 , or „žAir Festa“€œ if using the Japanese term, was celebrated on October, 25th. On the same day the JASDF also decided to hold airshows at the Gifu flight ...

La Ferté-Alais

... P-40 chasing and finally shooting down the fake Japanese Zero fighter. airshows/15_lfa/yak airshows/15_lfa/yak2 Noisy was also the Vietnam scenario, with the highly agile Bronco in the sky and three ...

G7 Summit

...  onbase/15_g7/vc25 Apart from the core G7 member states Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States the President of the European Commission is a permanently welcome ...

Hokkaido Winter Eagles

Hokkaido, Japan's Northern island, is a special experience and cannot really be compared with the rest of Japan. Vast landscapes and scenic mountain ranges prevail instead of megacities and densly populate ...

CAF Airsho 2014

...  Beside “the usual suspects” like the P-51 Mustang or P-40 Warhawk there was also „Tora Tora Tora” – the bunch of modified American warbirds that reenacts Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor for the American ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

... the motivation for another trip to the land of the rising sun. Where? Japan When? November 2014 onbase/14_jasdf60th/so2 Usually it is recommended to avoid the hot and humid summer months and ...

Tsuiki Airshow

... even risen yet, but some hundreds of Japanese airshow enthusiasts already flock around the shopping street set up for the 2014 Airshow at the Tsuiki airbase. Where? Tsuiki, Japan When? 30/11/2014 ...

Gifu Airshow

November 23rd, Kakamigahara area, Japan. On this beautiful autumn afternoon the calm winds blows and lightens the trees from their autumn colored leaves. Families are sitting in the park with their children ...
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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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Duxford Flying Legends 2018

Duxford’s Flying Legends 2018 was a show to remember. Not only was the legendary warbirds airshow blessed with stunning summer weather and deep blue skies on Sunday, it also featured many impressive warbird formations, amongst them a stunning 4-ship formation of Buchons - a real treat Read More
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Slovak International Air Fest - SIAF 2018

Travelling to countries operating the MiG-29 is usually a safe bet to see this great looking jet from the Soviet-era in the air. This was also true for the Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) at Sliac, Slovakia. But the SIAF airshow was also a clear Read More
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Tsuiki Airshow 2018

The Tsuiki airshow 2018 was a blast! After some visits to this show two important things for a successful event came together that year: great flying and nice weather. As the weather can get nasty at the end of November on the Southern Japanese island Read More
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