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JASDF Gifu Airshow 2017

... y the apron was the preferred choice, but being crowded with people there was (nearly) no chance of getting through anywhere… Another queueing effort was necessary to get a glimpse of the Mitsubishi X ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... fill up as fast as one would expect. Then it was about time to sit down, and relax. A cool airshow day was about to start! airshows/18_tsuiki/misc3,width=260,height=400,gap_h=11,gap_v=10 Mitsubishi ...

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

... reconnaissance, and somehow succeeds the previously famous blue Phantoms of the 8 Hikotai at Misawa, which were in the meantime replaced by the Mitsubishi F-2. airshows/15_hyakuri/so2 Blue Phantoms ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

... as the sole Japanese Dornier Do-28, an immaculate F-104J and a wodden mock-up of the Mitsubishi F-2B. onbase/14_jasdf60th/plaza Back to Gifu in Central Japan, offering far favorable weather conditio ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chino "Planes of Fame" Airshow 2013

... the "Flying Barrel" F3F flew during the week-end. airshows/13_chino/1930s airshows/13_chino/navy airshows/13_chino/navy1 A Mitsubishi Zero did represent the "bad guys" in the Pacific scenario, a ...

Kyushu Warriors

Aggressors, Eagles and Phantoms, there is plenty of jet action going on at Nyutabaru, even on a normal flying day. Spending two days on the fence guarantees many motives of jets from the Land of the Rising ...

Nyutabaru Air Festa 2012

... ms capabilities to full effect: airshows/12_nyuta/F-41 airshows/12_nyuta/F-42 airshows/12_nyuta/F-4 As usual the Mitsubishi F-2 is also a regular performer at Nyutabaru. Based not very far to  ...

Korea / Japan

... tres on the road and many more Yen for the highway toll I was at Komaki. special/11_korea/18 Komaki / Nagoya is the home of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - so to say the birthplace of the F-2 and F-15 ...

Komaki Airshow

Komaki/Nagoya is the home of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - so to say the birthplace of the F-2 and F-15(D)J. It also hosts some of the C-130 Hercules aircraft as well as the KC-767 tanker fleet.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Japan March 2009

... hima Airbase Monday morning was blessed with sunshine and only some small clouds. On the way to the Matsushima Air Base we discovered a Mitsubishi T-2 on the pole nearby the base and took our first air ...

Japan 2008 Trip

... H-60 helicopter and the T-125 that was ok, but after some circles of the aircraft and the helicopter a bit boring to photograph. A mostly welcomed visitor was also the blue Mitsubishi F-2A that flew in dire ...

Nyutabaru Air Show

... emo by the UH-60 helicopter and the T-125 that was ok, but after some circles of the aircraft and the helicopter a bit boring to photograph. A mostly welcomed visitor was also the blue Mitsubishi F-2A th ...

Flying with the CAF high above Texas

... up in the air, a Mitsubishi Zero, 2 P-51 Mustangs, 3 B-25 Mitchel and a Gruman US-2B Tracker joined on our wings and provided excellent photo opportunities. Where? Midland, Texas - USA When? 02-03/10/2004 ...

Tsuiki Airshow

Another big event and one reason for our trip: the Farewell Show of the Mitsubishi F-1 at Tsuiki. Unfortunately the rain did continue dropping on the roof when we woke up in our cold room on the rice ...

Aircraft Spotting in Japan

... this exotic country. I soon found out that 2005 coincided with the farewell of the Mitsubishi F-1, and the days of other exotic types like the Mitsubishi T-1 or the V-107 are also nearly counted. Looking ...

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Pilsen Air Show

This airshow was held to celebrate 100 years of aviation in Pilsen / Plzeň. Even though this fourth most populous city in Western Bohemia, Czech Republic, is undeniably better known for the type of blond lager beer to which the city gave its name, it also Read More
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Wings over Houston 2018

Wings over Houston 2018 was headlined by the US Navy Blue Angels display team. With a big concentration of Commemorative Air Force (CAF) warbirds all around the oil-rich state of Texas the line-up of WW II airplanes was also strong. The most impressive airshow act Read More
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Otto Smik's Spitfire TE184

Nine Balkenkreuze and three silhouettes of the Fieseler Fi 103, aka „Vergeltungswaffe 1 (V1)“ as kill markings depict this Spitfire Mk.XVI as the personal plane of Otto Smik. Smik was one of the most successfully Czechoslovakian pilots in service of the RAF during WW II. Read More
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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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