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Iwakuni 2009

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Date: 5 May 2009

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86-0083		C-12J		459th AS
74-2133/YJ	C-130H		36th AS
58-0046/ZZ	KC-135T		909th ARS
89-2066/WP	F-16CG		80th FS
90-0745/WP	F-16CG		80th FS
69-6645		UH-1N		459th AS
163553		UC-12F		Iwakuni
167923/QD-923	KC-130J		VMGR-152
165528/DT-00	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-242		#
164953/DT-07	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-242
164702/DT-12	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-242
164886/WK-00	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-224		#
164699/WK-01	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-224		#
165681/CE-07	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-225
165860/NF-200	F/A-18E		VFA-27			#
165582/CF-03	AV-8B		VMA-211
68-1016		C-1		403 Hikotai
67-8384		F-4EJ Kai	301 Hikotai
52-8850		F-15J		304 Hikotai
96-5773		T-4		301 Hikotai
36-5909		T-7 12		Hiko Kyoikudan
41913/MH	UH-1J		Chubu Homen Herik.
31296/VATH	OH-6D		5 Taisensha Herik.
8652		MCH-101		111 Kokutai
9162		UP-3D		91 Kokutai
9089		US-1A		71 Kokutai
9204		U-36A		91 Kokutai

65-0992		MC-130P		17th SOS		*
90-0834/WW	F-16DJ		14th FS
92-3886/WW	F-16CJ		14th FS			*
166763/QD-763	KC-130J		VMGR-152		*
164653/DT-03	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-242		*
165686/DT-08	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-242		*
165684/CE-01	F/A-18D		VMFA(AW)-225		#*
165586/CF-00	AV-8B		VMA-211			*
165398/CF-04	AV-8B		VMA-211
163869/CF-20	AV-8B		VMA-211			*
164148/CF-24	AV-8B		VMA-211			*

The T-4s of the Japanese Blue Impulse:
46-5728/1, 46-5731/2, 66-5745/3, 46-5725/4, 46-5726/5,
46-5729/6, 26-5804/-

Other side/Flying
9087		US-1A		71 Kokutai
9901		US-2		71 Kokutai
9903		US-2		71 Kokutai		*

Aircraft marked * were also seen flying
Aircraft marked # also wore special colours

Flying only:
97-8427		F-4EJ Kai	301 Hikotai
17-8438		F-4EJ Kai	301 Hikotai
42-8835		F-15J		304 Hikotai
42-8841		F-15J		304 Hikotai

On May 5 MCAS Iwakuni opened its gates for the annual
Friendship Day. This year a record 275.000 people visited the
open house to see the static and flying display and to enjoy the
American food. In the morning you are facing the sun, but in the
afternoon the sun is in your back and then it is possible to get
some decent shots of the flying display. This year the flying
display consisted of a CAS and air refuelling display, fly-by’s of
Japanese aircraft, a Harrier display, the Pacific F-16 demo and
as highlight for the many Japanese the Blue Impulse.

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