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188 006The rest of the morning was dominated by the F-2s, doing a solo display routine with two aircraft, nicely presenting their aircraft to the crowd, and furthermore two other F-2s flying several ground attack patterns, which is the intended role of this jet as a maritime strike platform. Unfortunately the sky has at this time already been dark grey, voiding the nice effect of the two-tone camouflage scheme completely out.

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188 001A long lunch break gave enough time to photograph the static display and stroll through the food and merchandising area – which was an expensive trip for me this time, with all the souvenirs that could be bought… Furthermore there was a traditional Japanese music band performing in one of the aircraft hangars and it was also possible to have a close look at the special painted F-2A (53-8535), celebrating the 50th anniversary of 6 Hikotai. For this occasion the tail has been painted in F-1 and F-86 camouflage with several other spots around the airframe commemorating the different aircraft that the squadron flew in its history.

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On a very nice summer day in 2006 I had the opportunity to have a nice photoflight with the Piper Cub D-EJGI.
After a long day of work getting up in the air was a very nice way to end the day, therefore we met with Hans, who was going to be my pilot on this flight, not very long before sunset. After the preparation of both aircraft we made our briefing, talked about safety, formations, flying directions before taking off from Manching.

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