Tsuiki Airshow

Article Index

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 flag gleaming through a thin layer of clouds on the horizon. It was at around 7:30am that the opening flight started with a formation of a T-4, F-15 and F-2, circling above the heads of the people that were still waiting outside while the jets performed well and were being illuminated by the rising sun.

Top

Where? Tsuiki AB, Japan
When? 29/11/2009

001 700 470 90
001 100 67 85
002 100 67 85
003 100 67 85
004 100 67 85
005 100 67 85
006 100 67 85
007 100 67 85

188 008At 8am permission was granted to waiting crowds to enter the showground, and the rush to the fence that followed cannot easily be described with words... 188 007Some however did not prefer the first row, but went for some of the 50th anniversary patches that were sold as a limited edition item.

Queuing for them did not leave much time to head forth for the first items of the flight display, which was a rescue demo by a U-125A and an UH-60J. The sun was still out and finally provided some sunny shots of the darkblue helicopter, that I have been after for quite a long time now. The same goes for the JGSDF AH-1S Cobra, which followed just afterwards.

001 700 470 90
001 100 67 85
002 100 67 85
003 100 67 85
004 100 67 85
005 100 67 85
006 100 67 85
007 100 67 85
008 100 67 85
009 100 67 85
010 100 67 85
011 100 67 85
000 700 470 90
000 100 67 85
023 100 67 85
024 100 67 85
025 100 67 85
026 100 67 85
028 100 67 85
031 100 67 85

188 005The jets were next with a F-4EJ Kai Phantom that flew in directly from Nyutabaru, and a display of three Tsuiki based F-15J Eagles of 304 Hikotai. The jets did some really nice manoeuvring right above and for the crowed, but during this display also a mishap happened as one F-15 lost parts of its horizontal stabilizer during the demo. Due to this all F-15-flying was suspended for the rest of the day and the whole JASDF F-15 fleet also grounded for the following next two days, which also influenced the rest of my trip to Japan.

032 700 470 90
032 100 67 85
033 100 67 85
034 100 67 85
035 100 67 85
036 100 67 85
037 700 470 90
037 100 67 85
038 100 67 85
039 100 67 85
040 100 67 85
041 100 67 85
042 100 67 85
043 100 67 85
044 100 67 85
045 100 67 85
049 100 67 85
115 100 67 85
116 100 67 85

more Airshows

04  0407 8448

RNAS Culdrose Airday

Fly Navy !!! Every year on the Wednesday before the RIAT the RNAS Culdrose helds ist annual Airday. RNAS Culdrose is located in the west of Cornwall near Helston, only a short hop from Land's End. Read More
02  0204

Payerne

This open doors day at Payerne AF Base, located near Bern, was originally meant as a celebration day for young recruits of the Swiss AF, who officially got their promotion that day. For the parents Read More
05 Japan 0511 2687

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 Read More
19 Omaka 2019 1904 0657

Classic Fighters - Omaka Airshow 2019

The thundering noise of a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18C fighter jet astonished the visitors of the 2019 airshow at Omaka. That is no wonder, as fighter jets are a rare view in New Zealand Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24

Latest Tweets

Statistics

Today 61

Yesterday 177

Week 875

Month 6161

All 2725549