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Blue Impulse will deploy to JASDF Iruma for the Fleet Review.
11 Oct. 1410-1440 L/D (from Matsushima)
12 Oct. 1225 T/O, 1335 L/D
13 Oct. 1225 T/O, 1335 L/D
14 Oct. 1225 T/O, 1335 L/D, 1530-1540 RTB Matsushima

(Source: Sayama city HP,Japanese only)
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Iruma airshow rehearsal schedule.
Japanese only, Date/Tme/ aicraft type/ No. of A/cs

http://www.town.moroyama.saitama.jp/www ... index.html

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Uni wrote:Group flight for the fleet Review.(Source: NOTAM)

2ND, 7TH P1 X 6,P3 X 4,US2 X 2,C130 X 2,
BE9L X 4,H60 X 4,H47 X 3,F2 X 4,F15 X 4
(33 ACFT)
12TH-14TH P1 X 6,P3 X 4,US2 X 2,C130 X 2,BE9L X 4,
H60 X 4,H47 X 3,F2 X 4,F15 X 4,T4 X 6(Blue Impulse)
(39 ACFT)

F-2s of 8 sqn. came from Hyakuri.

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Hello Uni

What is the status of the Fleet review with regards to Typhoon Hagibis. I think it hits exactly at the bay.

Just interested.

Pieter
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To say about the Fleet Review 2019;
1) Rehearsals of 12th and 13th are suspended.
2) They will announce their decision of the 14th at the noon of 13th.
3) The main ship "Izumo" went to Osaka bay now.
Other ships were evacuated to near Nagoya or Osaka bay.
4) No A/Cs were seen at Hyakuri, Shimofusa, Kisarazu, and Hamamatsu.
(I checked some tweets.)

To say about the JASDF Ashiya;
1) They will open the base on 13th. The weather will be cloudy but sometimes sunshine.
2) RF-4E 907 went to Tsuiki on 10th. She will have remote show.

That's all.

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The Fleet Review 2019 (14 Oct.) is cancelled.

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I have just heard that Shimofusa show is cancelled now. Please confirm

Thanks
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Confirmed on the website
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Thanks very much. Now to find something else to do!
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Hi all

just some question about Hiakury airshow.

I can only choose one day and I am debating if going on friday, saturday or sunday.

Friday because of trials and arrival day. Maybe this should be the best day to see more flying activity also because of the arrivals for the static.

Sunday for the airshow. Saturday i do not know if worth it.

If someone could help me out. thanks in advance.

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Hello,

My post here. Thanks to the administrator for permitting me to join.

Does anyone know if any JMSDF U-36s are going to be at any of the upcoming airshows this month please?

Thanks
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CDSX wrote:Hello,

My post here. Thanks to the administrator for permitting me to join.

Does anyone know if any JMSDF U-36s are going to be at any of the upcoming airshows this month please?

Thanks
How about JMSDF Tokushima Airshow on 17 Nov..?

The U-36A often displayed at the show.

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tonno1970 wrote:Hi all

just some question about Hiakury airshow.

I can only choose one day and I am debating if going on friday, saturday or sunday.

Friday because of trials and arrival day. Maybe this should be the best day to see more flying activity also because of the arrivals for the static.

Sunday for the airshow. Saturday i do not know if worth it.

If someone could help me out. thanks in advance.

Giampaolo
Hi,
Saturday is the rehearsal day and pre-open day for the local people (Inviteee only).

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About Hyakuri air show it seems to me that for Saturday parking is not permitted in public areas around the base. Will be there shuttle buses for those who have the ticket for the family day, but these are released for residents in a list of 11 towns around the base.
I'm afraid no hope for stay outside the base on Saturday. :(
Or am I wrong?
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> I can only choose one day and I am debating if going on friday, saturday or sunday.

Go on Sunday. Unless the weather forecast is poor. Although obviously that doesn’t help for planning this far in advance.

> Friday because of trials and arrival day.

Arrivals – yes. Rehearsals – less so.

The squadrons which live at the base tend to rehearse during the week. Indeed, they are probably rehearsing on a regular basis already.

Last year on the Friday the flying was limited to one launch by 301 Hikotai, one launch by 501 Hikotai, the 302 Hikotai specials taxiing down the runway, and a rehearsal by the visiting F-15J from Komatsu.

So not great for rehearsals. Plus if you want to catch the arriving aircraft in the air you want to be off the end of the runway, which is less than ideal for catching any display flying.

> Saturday i do not know if worth it.

Everything displays on the Families / Dress Rehearsal day on Saturday. But non-invitees can’t get into the base, the area around it has strong parking and car access restrictions, and as a result, the buses to Ibaraki Airport tend to be very busy.

> Sunday for the airshow

While Sunday will be incredibly busy and crowded, access to the base allows you to view the flying from the eastern side of the runway, which is preferable for the morning, especially if it is sunny. Also Sunday allows you to photograph the static aircraft, and the preserved aircraft in the base museum.

> About Hyakuri air show it seems to me that for Saturday parking is not permitted in public areas around the base.

Correct. Well, that is the intent. And while it isn’t always 100% effective, it is applied with typical Japanese enthusiasm and efficiency.

> Will be there shuttle buses for those who have the ticket for the family day, but these are released for residents in a list of 11 towns around the base.

Invitee parking tends to be on-base on the western and northern sides of the runways, with shuttle buses to the show area.

> I'm afraid no hope for stay outside the base on Saturday.

- Take the first train to Ishioka railway station:
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/
Go straight to the bus stop on the northern side of the tracks. Catch the first bus to Ibaraki Airport.
http://www.ibaraki-airport.net/en/acces ... hioka.html
Walk from there.
Expect a long wait in the queue for a bus back again. Although I got the impression that the bus company was running extra buses that day last year.

- Book a seat on the bus that runs from outside Tokyo station to Ibaraki Airport, and one back again:
http://www.ibaraki-airport.net/en/access/bus/tokyo.html
Assuming they are not already full. Also, to catch the take-offs for the opening flypast, you may want to be at the base a little earlier.

- Go to Ishioka Station and get a taxi (probably from the south side of the tracks). More money, and there is no guarantee there will be taxis, but it should get you as far as the locations where the roads are closed. You then just have to get back again afterwards.

I wouldn’t rely on getting a taxi at Ibaraki Airport terminal, unless you have booked one in advance.

Also I wouldn’t expect to be able to park at Ibaraki Airport on the Saturday. Unless you have a flight ticket or good evidence you are picking someone up. While they have a large (usually free) car park, I expect them to reserve it for passengers, and I have seen attendants checking cars on the way into the car park. But I don’t know for sure.

- Use one of the other bus services to Ibaraki Airport:
http://www.ibaraki-airport.net/en/access/bus.html

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Hello to all,

This will be my first time to a Japanese Air Show. What time should I get to the base on the morning of the show if I want to get up close to the aircraft for runway departures without having people in front of me?

Thanks.
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