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Iwakuni 2007

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Date: 5 May 2007

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154638/WA-01		OA-4M		preserved   
192			Zero	        preserved   
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.

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.

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