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Date: 5 May 2009
Static: 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 Flightline/Flying: 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.