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Hyakuri Airshow 2018

... the Japanese airspace. 154 airframes were in service, 96 out of them were upgraded to the F-4EJ Kai standard at the end of the 1980s. Nowadays their main task of air superiority has been overtaken by the ...

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 ...

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

... C-32A followed. onbase/15_g7/usaf The Canadian participants with the RCAF CC-150 Polaris and the Japanese using the two JASDF B747-400 Jumbo Jets already arrived the evening before. A wise move, as ...

Hokkaido Winter Eagles

... e Airport“. It is the island's the main aviation hub and around 45 minutes by car South of Hokkaido's largest city Sapporo. "CTS" hosts apart from the civil terminal building also an airbase of the Jap ...

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

... that were all within a more or less 3-4h driving time. A bit of time, though not far looking at the distance as it easily can take that long to cover around 150km on Japanese roads... Let's start in Komatsu ...

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

... the first Phantom to be delivered to the JASDF, serial 17-8301, and it was painted in a special gull grey retro scheme to celebrate the JASDF 60th anniversary. This scheme was worn by the first Japanese ...

Chino "Planes of Fame" Airshow 2013

... d it has to be hoped that for the next event the "Judy" will be flying as well. In 2013 it was only taxiing by, but for sure it will be a great addition to the Japanese fleet of the PoF! airshows/13_chino/japan  ...

Nyutabaru Air Festa 2012

... December usually is a good weather season at the Southern Japanese island Kyushu: though it gets quite chilly in the evenings, most of the days are blessed with a clear blue sky for the pure delight of ...

Korea / Japan

... ion was quickly taken to spend the day outside for some nice photos. The spot in question was well known from my last stay there in 2005 and I lined my ladder up with many more Japanese photographers. special/11_kore ...

Hamamatsu Airshow

... spend the day outside for some nice photos. The spot in question was well known from my last stay there in 2005 and I lined my ladder up with many more Japanese photographers. special/11_korea/24 Unfortunately ...

Japan & China 2010

... lag I headed of to Ozuki the next morning. 40km in one hour was a good average for Japanese roads, but the grey weather did not make me very optimistic. Arriving at Ozuki I saw 3 JMSDF T-5 trainers stan ...

Tsuiki Airshow

... allowed to get in - exactly at 8am. What happens there is hard to describe: my Japanese friends call it the "Airshow rush". The whole crowd (hundreds of people even at that early time) waiting for mor ...

Japan December 2009

... e only Western face on the densely occupied B767. The service was very nice, but the apple juice surely had a 'Japanese' taste. special/09_japan2/01_ana special/09_japan2/01ana2 special/09_japan2/01 ...

Nyutabaru Airshow

... and camera equipment. It is time again for the Nyutabaru Airshow, amongst Japanese fans regarded as JASDF's premier airshow. But unfortunately this year the highlight of every show, the colourful F-15 ...

Tsuiki Airshow

Loads of rain pouring down from a grey sky, that was the Tsuiki Airshow in 2005 – and unfortunately 2009 should not be that different. However the day started with a nice sunrise, the symbol of the Japanese ...
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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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