The Scramble Show Reports
Date: 5 May 2007
154638/WA-01 OA-4M preserved 192 Zero preserved Static: 80-0213/OS OA-10A 25th FS 80-0224/OS A-10A 25th FS 84-0130 C-21A 459th AS 88-0191 MC-130H 1st SOS 88-0513/OS, 89-2133/OS F-16CG 36th FS 163524/NF-500 EA-6B VAQ-136 165308/WE-03 AV-8B VMA-214 163558/3558 UC-12F MCAS Iwakuni 166712/6712 UC-35D MCAS Futenma 160016/QD-016 KC-130R VMGR-152 164253/401 F/A-18C VFA-94 164958/WD-01 F/A-18C VMFA-212 165860/NF-200 F/A-18E VFA-27 161766/YD-766 P-3C VP-4 58-1006 C-1 403 Hikotai 43-8127 F-2B 6 Hikotai 97-8427 F-4EJ Kai 301 Hikotai 12-8075 F-15DJ 304 Hikotai 86-5610 T-4 301 Hikotai 86-5761 T-4 13 Hiko Kyoikudan 46-5920 T-7 12 Hiko Kyoikudan 8628 MH-53E 111 Kokutai 8652 MCH-101 51 Kokutai 9161 UP-3D 91 Kokutai 9089 US-1A 71 Kokutai 9901 XUS-2 71 Kokutai 9201 U-36A 91 Kokutai 73448/VATH AH-1S 5 Taisensha Herik. 41810/MH UH-1J Chubu Homen Herik. 31286/VATH OH-6D 5 Taisensha Herik. Flightline: 90-0802/WW* F-16CJ 14th FS 90-0816/WW F-16CJ 14th FS 165421/WE-02* AV-8B VMA-214 165876/NF-110 F/A-18F VFA-102 165894/NF-100* F/A-18F VFA-102 166292/RB-64 MH-60S HSC-25 46-5728/1*, 46-5726/2* T-4 Blue Impulse 46-5731/3*, 46-5729/4* T-4 Blue Impulse 26-5804/5*, 26-5805/6* T-4 Blue Impulse Aircraft marked with * also flew. Other side: 164900/WD-00* F/A-18C VMFA-212 164970/WD-07 F/A-18C VMFA-212 164973/WD-12* F/A-18C VMFA-212 5813 PS-1A preserved 9132, 9133, 9134 OP-3C 81 Kokutai 9135 OP-3C nm 9162, 9163 UP-3D 91 Kokutai 9171, 9174, 9175 EP-3 81 Kokutai 9086* US-1A 71 Kokutai Flying only: 42-8829, 72-8883 F-15J 304 Hikotai Iwakuni is a base that is shared by the US Marine Corps and the JMSDF and has a north-south oriented runway. The Marines are based on the west side of the runway and the JMSDF use the east side. Every year on 5 May the Marines at MCAS Iwakuni hold the Friendship Festival. The static is situated on the main ramp and you stay on the west side of the runway. This means that in the morning the sun is on the other side of the runway, which results in poor photo conditions for the flying display. The flying display consisted of an AV-8B, a fly-by of two Japanese F-15s and a US-1A, a CAS-demo of two F-18s of VMFA-212, a demo of the F/A-18F and PACAF F-16, two small aerobatic aircraft and, as highlight for the Japanese people, the Blue Impulse.