Friday, 25 November 2016

Japan Air show autumn 2016 round up - Yokota


2. YOKOTA Air Festival 17/18 September

 

Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo is the US Air Forces major logistic base in Japan.  The base is home to the 374th Air Wing (YJ) operating the C-130H Hercules.  Weekly operations see numerous C-17 and C-5 traffic from mainland USA as well as a variety of visiting USAF types in the region. The sprawling ramp allows for a comfortable visit despite the huge crowds.  A selection of images from the static display is posted below.

air festival banner

60082 based C-12J

UH-60J of JASDF ARW


based C-130H’s of the 374th AW

RF-4J of 501 Hikotai

F-2 of 3 Hikotai wearing their 60th Anniv tail marks


F-16’s from 51FW/7th AF‘OS’ based Osan South Korea


A-10 from 51FW Osan

MC-130H of 353SOG Kadena

Fussa entrance gate

Thanks to GAFLIKS for this report.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Japan Air show autumn 2016 round up - Misawa


1. MISAWA Air Festival Sep 11

 

Misawa AB is located on the outskirts of the town, in Aomori Prefecture northern Honshu.  It is home to the 35th FW US Air Force operating the F-16CM, the 3rd and 8th Hikotai JASDF with Mitsubishi F-2A/B’s and the 601 Hikotai operating E-2C’s.  It also houses an US Navy facility. A small civil air terminal is located at the eastern end of the airfield. A selection of images from the static and flying is attached below.

entrance to the US facility


an F-2 being towed to a QRA shelter

EA-18G Growler US Navy from VAQ138 ‘NL512’

MH-53E US Navy HM-14 ‘BJ554’

4 x F-16CM of 35FW ‘WW’ fly by

RQ-4B Global Hawk 08-2034 ‘GF’ 248RS 9th RS
(Guam Detachment)

The T-4’s of the Blue Impulse performed


91505 KC-135R of Tennessee ANG landing RW28

F-2 on take off

base operations office

Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing this report.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Atsugi NAF Open Day report 30 Apr 2016


Atsugi is shore base for CVW-5 (NF) aircraft component when the carrier is in homeport Yokosuka.  Current carrier is CVN-76 ‘Ronald Reagan’

Atsugi base sign

MH-60R ‘700’ of HSM-77 ‘Sabrehawks’

F/A-18E ‘400’of VFA-195 ‘Dambusters’

F/A-18E ‘300’ of VFA-115 ‘Eagles’

EA-18G Growler ‘500’ of VAQ 141 ‘Shadowhawks’

E2C 165812 ‘600’ of VAW115 ‘Liberty Bells’

F/A-18F ‘100’ of VFA-102 ‘Diamondbacks’

C-2 ‘24’ of VRC-30-DET 5

CVW-5 chevron markings (left) on this VFA115 F/A-18E

167016 ‘TA’ MH-60R of HSM-51‘Warlords’

165815 E-2C ‘601’in low-viz finish taxies by crowd line

EA-18G Growler ‘504’ of VAQ141 with folded wings




Thanks to GAFLIKS for this report.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Japan autumn round up 2015 - 7. Kadena

Japan autumn round up 2015 - 7. Kadena



J-Stars E-8 97-0200 ‘GA’ approaches 05R

E-3 AWACS 81-0004 ‘OK’ turning to port off 05L

Hunter N322AX on TT duty

a pair of resident F-15C’s turn onto finals for 05R

USN C-2 162152 ‘32’ of VRC-30 taxiing out for 23R

RC-135V 64-14844 ‘OF’ returning from a mission

P3C of VP-62 ‘Broadarrows’ circuit bashing

eight resident F-15C’s line up at the 05R hold

AV-8B 165588 ‘WL’ of VMA-311 hovers down to 05R

visiting F-16C’s of 112FS ‘Stingers’ from Toledo 


Thanks to GAFLIKS for providing this report.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Itami Airport (RJOO/ITM) July 2016 Part 2 of 2

JA821A B788 at Itami Airport.

ANA B738 at Itami Airport.

JA8968 B772 at Itami Airport.

JA821A B788 at Itami Airport.

JA241J E190 at Itami Airport.

ANA Tails at Itami Airport.

Itami Airport (RJOO/ITM) July 2016 Part 1 of 2

JA01AM AT42 at Itami Airport.

JA8674 B763 at Itami Airport. 
JA73AN B738 at Itami Airport.

JA614J B763 at Itami Airport.

JA601J B763 at Itami Airport.