The Scramble Show Reports
Seoul 2011
Seoul Airshow/ADEX 2011
Date:
17/23 October 2011
One of our editors was able to travel, for a few days, all the way to South Korea with the sole purpose of attending the first two days of the Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exibition (ADEX) 2011. The ADEX was advertised having opening day on 18 October, business days 19 through 21 October, and public days the weekend of 22 and 23 October. The location of the event was listed as Seoul Airport, better known to us as Seoul Airbase or Seongnam Airbase, K-16 and ICAO identifier RKSM southeast of central Seoul, South Korea. The event was organized by the Korea Aerospace Industries Association, Defence Industry and supported by the Ministry of National Defense, ROK Army, Air Force and Navy amongst others. The general layout of the airbase, with two northsouth oriented runways, with the static show on the easterly part facing the nearby active runway, provided plenty photo opportunities of the action. The afternoon sun after about 14:00 hours caused some backlight challenges though. The following report is based on sightings from 17, 18 and 22 October.
 
Static:
 
49-570 EC-47Q pres  
O-49047 C-54E pres  
O-50599 C-54G pres  
O-17661 C-118A pres  
55-036 C-130H-30 15 TATW  
20-046 CN235-220M 258 TATS  
64-700 E-737 ACS 17/18
80-339 F-4E 153 FS  
10-559 F-5E 101 FS  
02-038 F-15K 102 FS  
92-013 KF-16C 155 FS  
67-512 Hawk Mk67 216 FTS  
06-015 KA-1 237 TCS (G-015?)
22704 AH-1S 109 HAB  
05-004 HH-32A 235 SRS (c/n 97-04)
900842 CH-47D 301 HLAS (c/n M4018)
01-619 HH-60P 233 CSRS (c/n 70-1619)
11-070 TA-50 115 FS  
07-012 T-50 1 FW  
3 KAI Surion KAI £
1007/K Boo-Hwal    
950905/905 P-3C-111+ 613/615 NS  
82-0651/- OA-10A 25th FS as 51 OG r/g  
05-5149/HH C-17A 535rd AS 22£
63-7978/ZZ KC-135R 909th ARS  
77-0353/- E-3B 961st AACS  
81-0031/ZZ F-15C 44th FS  
81-0032/ZZ F-15C 67th FS  
91-0399/WW F-16CM 13rd FS £
92-3886/WW F-16CM 14th FS £
97-26754 UH-60L A Co 2-2th AVN  
06-07025 AH-64D A Co 4-2th AVN £
07-07028 AH-64D A Co 4-2th AVN  
166574/NG-707 MH-60R HSM-71 (c/n 70-3276)
HL8222 B737-7B5 BBJ Korean Air  
HL8032 Global XRS Korean Air  
N787BA B787-8 Boeing  
N888VS G550 Gulfstream  
HLC030 AT-4LSA SOC Aviation  
Also here were were two mock-ups, being a RQ-4 and F-35. The USAF E-3B was not carrying any marking as this aircraft was only recently added to the unit.
 
The Korean E-3 was only present on the 17th and 18th while the USAF C-17 on the static only performed an flying demo on the 22nd.
 
£ = also used for flight display
 
Exhibition halls:
 
00-000 T-50 KAI  
HL1141 KC-100    
Elsewhere:
 
54-509/D-4 C-123K pres southeast side  
69131 F-5A Boeing southwest side  
N106HX AH-6i   %*
Westside/flightlines:
 
3 KAI Surion 233 CSRS %
02-257 AS332L2 296sq *
85101 B737-3Z8 125 TRS *
58-353 BAe125-800RA 125 TRS *
58-357 BAe125-800SIG 296sq %
1713 BAe748-2A/248 *%  
51 CN235-220M(VIP)296sq 258 TATS  
20-047, 30-082 CN235-220M 15 TATW %
55-030 C-130H-30 15 TATW *%@
05-182, 95-180 C-130H 15 TATW @
05-186 C-130H 11 FW *@
02-029 F-15K 233 CSRS *@
01-822 HH-60P (623 HS) *@
950511 UH-60P 296sq *
2351 VH-60P 296sq *@
01590, 01595, 01867 VH-60P 237 TCS @
06-010 KA-1 213 FTS spare 18
04-074 KT-1 213 FTS soo *@
03-054 KT-1 296sq spare 18*
5035 S-92A 296sq %@
5050 S-92A 296sq *%@
5055 S-92A 1 FW @
08-023 T-50 25th FS solo *@
79-0106/OS OA-10A 25th FS *
79-0211/OS OA-10A Det.1 Co A 6-52nd AVN @
86-00082 C-12J Co A 6-52nd AVN *
84-00164 C-12U-3 USoA *
84-00154 C-12T-3 99th RS %
80-1069/BB U-2S 2-2th AVN @
97-26747+ 2 UH-60L 296sq *
HL7465 B747-4B5   @
Black Eagles T-50B:
 
10-057/-. 10-058/1, 10-056/2, 10-060/3, 10-052/4, 10-054/5 , 10-051/6, 10-053/7 , 10-055/8.
 
The Black Eagles T-50B, arrived and perfomed the display twice on 18 October. 10-055/8 had disapeared by 22 October and was replaced by 10-057/-. On the far northwest side at least 21 UH-60s of the resident 2-2th AVN were noted. Numbers to follow. TheKAI Surion 003 was towed back and front to the static show hence the reason it is mentioned twice.
 
% = flying ops/flying show 17oct
 
* = flying ops/flying show 18oct
 
@ = flying ops/flying show 22oct
 
Celebration Flight flypast 18 October 2011
 
in order of appearance:
 
1 single ship:
 
40-090 CN235-100M    
2 formation:
 
30-087 CN235-100M    
02-041, 02-049, 03-062 KT-1    
04-070, 04-076, 04-084 KT-1    
3 single ship:
 
95-180 C-130H    
4 formation
 
05-182 C-130H    
05-001, 05-002, 06-006, KA-1    
06-009, 06-014, 06-018 KA-1    
5 formation
 
08-031, 09-034 and 09-036 T-50    
6 formation
 
08-041, 08-043, 08-050 F-15K    
08-052, 08-053 F-15K    
7 formation
 
10-611 KF-5F   yellow
10-614 KF-5E   red
10-620 KF-5E   purple
50-502 F-5E   red
61-652 F-5E   purple
8 formation
 
92-026 KF-16C   red smoke,
93-046 KF-16C   yellow smoke,
93-083 KF-16C   red smoke
93-098 KF-16C   purple smoke
93-120 KF-16C   purple smoke
93-120 KF-16D   purple smoke
The ROK Army formation 17 October 2011was Lead by one Bo105CBS-5, followed by five AH-1, and three UH-60P, all unidentified.
 

 

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