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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tsuiki Airshow ...

... display area. Where? Tsuiki AB, Kyushu, Japan When? 14/11/2010 The opening formation started taking off around 7:30am, and did some fly-bys in bad weather, even before the public was actually ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hyakuri Airshow 2015

... test centre and furthermore at Tsuiki on the Southern island of Kyushu. For the Japanese aviation photographers this meant traveling a lot, trying to catch if possible the display training at least once ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

... (Air Development and Test Wing) airshow at Gifu and the only one week later the show at Tsuiki on the Southern island of Kyushu. Both of these airshows could nicely be combined with visits to other bases ...

Kyushu Warriors

... 2 Tsuiki is more to the North and the blue F-2A and F-2B are not to be missed, however it is a lengthy way to go and see the "Viper Zero" of the 6 Hikotai and the based Squadron of F-15s. Furthermore  ...

Nyutabaru Air Festa 2012

... he North at Tsuiki the demo aircraft flies in directly from its homebase for the short display: airshows/12_nyuta/F-2 airshows/12_nyuta/F-22 Furthermore the PACAF is also really active in the Asia/Paci ...

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

... al In Fukuoka it was already dark, so no use to take any photos, but time to get the rental car and get to the traditional youth hostel near Tsuiki. With the help of the car navigation it was once ag ...

Nyutabaru Airshow

... eir 'enemies' on the ground, which were shooting simulated ground-air guns at them. special/09_japan2/52 Of course another favourite of me was also the blue F-2A of the 6th from Tsuiki that flew dir ...

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

... t flew in directly from Tsuiki for the display and disappeared directly afterwards again.   Phantom Base Attack ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- --- ...

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 Okinawa ...

Aircraft Spotting in Japan

... and a low probablity of rain a time span for the trip was soon fixed. Finding the exact date was not difficult as it coincided with the planned farewell show for the F-1 at Tsuiki on November, 12th. The ...

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Taiwan Planespotting

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Dark Falcon - Belgian F-16 Demo Team

10.000ft above Belgium the howling sound of the Lockheed Martin’s F-16AM Fighting Falcon F100 jet engine could clearly be heard. No wonder, as the Demo Pilot for the Belgian Air Force, Sr. Cpt Darte, callsign „Vador“, knows how to place his jet only meters behind Read More
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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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