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Blue Impulse performed also very well, taking big advantage of the contrast of their aircraft to the nice sky. Whereas their flying might not be directly compared with other display teams flying high performance jets, it was a very nice performance and for an European a rare sight. The final 3 fly-bys of the C-1 dropping parachutist took quite some time and delayed the long anticipated fly-out.

Compared to shows in other countries it is custom in Japan that all the visitors depart directly after the show, and thus giving an excellent opportunity to photograph the aircraft on the static display. Whereas the transport aircraft chose their regular take-offs, the jets either present their climb capabilities, or stay very low along the runway. Fortunatly most of the pilots preferred to do the last mentioned, with the special coloured "Red Dolphin" T-4 winning the 'competition'.

All the aircraft leaving within around one hour re-compensated for the non-flying of the F-15s and made my second visit to the Nyutabaru show once again very worthwhile!

And I like to conclude this report with best greetings to everyone I met at this show and had very interesting talks to!

At the end of the day I brought John, a fellow enthusiast from Canada whom I bumped into during the afternoon, back to Miyazaki, were I also returned my car at the airport for the 20:30pm flight back to Tokyo Haneda. And my stepladder had to stay once again in Japan... (however, the flight from Miyazaki back to Haneda might have been of the flights with most stepladders on-board ever ;) )

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Where? Oshkosh, WI, USA
When?July 2017

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Where? Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
When? 19-21/05/2017

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I-16 "Ishak"

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Polikarpov I-16
Where? Palatinate Forest
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