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Hyakuri Airshow 2018

... remaining Phantom Squadrons of the JASDF are based at Hyakuri for the end of their career. The airshow in 2018 was the farewell to the Phantoms of 302 Hikotai (Squadron). The Squadron formally disbanded ...

Tsuiki Airshow 2018

... of aircraft taxiing about 10 minutes before take-off. Luckily the apron opened this year rather early around 7.30am. Therefore it was possible to catch the two F-2A special schemes of 6 and 8 Hikotai already ...

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

...  For Hyakuri this meant a tactical demonstration by the F-15J Eagles of 304 Hikotai (Squadron), an air-ground attack by the F-4EJ Phantoms of 302 Hikotai and recce runs of the RF-4E (photo) Phantoms of ...

Hokkaido Winter Eagles

... orea. special/14_hokkaido/zs1 special/14_hokkaido/zs2 The JASDF operates three flying Squadrons at Chitose: the 201 and 203 Hikotai flying the F-15 Eagle, as well as the " Special Airlift Group " ...

JASDF 60th Anniversary

...  construction engines, but its airport also the homebase of two wings of F-15 Eagles, the 303 Hikotai „Fighting Dragons“ and the 306 Hikotai „Golden Eagles“. onbase/14_jasdf60th/303 onbase/14_jasdf60th/30 ...

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 ...

Kyushu Warriors

... 2012. But with the JASDF Aggressor Squadron, the F-15 Eagle Training Squadron and the 301 Hikotai, the "Phantom Mother Squadron", there is always plenty of action in the air and also the chance for som ...

Nyutabaru Air Festa 2012

... nd attack demonstration by the F-4EJ Phantoms, two F-15DJ Aggressors in the air and also a nice demo by a pair of F-15J Eagles belonging to the 23rd Hikotai, the F-15 training Squadron. airshows/12_nyuta/A ...

Korea / Japan

... ttle jets were the only aircraft of the F-15-flying 305 Hikotai to be seen, but whereas their future within the JASDF is still long, the days of the venerable RF-4 Recce Phantoms seem to be counted. Rum ...

Tsuiki Airshow

... 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. ...

Japan March 2009

In Spring 2009 it was time for another trip to Japan, concentrating on the area around Tokyo and mainly driven by the fact that the – until then – Naha Phantoms of 302 Hikotai have moved to Hyakuri, making ...

Japan 2008 Trip

...  half past three - shortly before it got dark - 2 F-15s of the successor Squadron at Naha, the 204 Hikotai, took off together with 2 Phantoms from Naha and performed fly-bys in different configuration ...

Naha Air Show

... t got dark - 2 F-15s of the successor Squadron at Naha, the 204 Hikotai, took off together with 2 Phantoms from Naha and performed fly-bys in different configurations. Quite nice, but the best part we ...

Planespotting Tour Japan 2008

... e houses: Naha Airshow - 302 Hikotai F-4EJ Phantom Farewell OK, the final report for this trip. The show at Naha had been better than expected, at least regarding the weather: despite some slight ...

Aircraft Spotting in Japan

... rainer aircraft of Rinji F2B Hikotai. The morning was already busy with 7 F-2Bs and we experienced our first control at a military airfield: "Excuse me, may I ask you one question?" "When did you arri ...

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Air Legend 2019

"Air Legend" at the Melun-Villaroche airfield in the South of Paris is a new airshow establishing itself firmly on the European circuit. The second edition in 2019 focused on Cold War jets and succeeded with a well balanced mix of those Cold War warriors, warbirds Read More
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Hahnweide OTT 2019

2019 saw the 19th edition of the Oldtimer Fliegertreffen Hahnweide. You may also call it a fly-in, a pilot meeting or a warbird airshow, and with around 400 participating aircraft it is arguably Germany’s biggest aviation event. It is an avgeek festival, and an aviation Read More
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Radom Airshow 2018

Radom Airshow 2018 had the Polish Air Force’s 100th anniversary as a main theme. Concluding from past events the expectations were very high, and the event attracted highlights such as the Ukrainian Suchoi Su-27 Flanker or the JF-17 from Pakistan for the flying display. In Read More
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Taiwan Planespotting

This was another plane spotting trip to Taiwan. Even though it has a vivid aviation photography scene, it’s tropical climate and a military on high alert do not make it an easy country to pursue this hobby. With the aim to photograph some aircraft of Read More
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