The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai), JASDF, also referred to as the Japanese Air Force, is the air warfare branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and for other aerospace operations.
Royal International Air Tattoo 2022
After an absence of two years due to the COVID pandemic, the Royal International Air Tattoo, opened its doors again on 16-17 July 2022 at RAF Fairford for Europe’s biggest air show. Highlights on this sold out event included the E-4B, the Republic of Korea display team Black Eagles, flying the KAI T-50B, a Bahrain C-130J, first RIAT visit of the KC-46, Top Aces A-4N and Swedish Air Force History Flight including a Viggen, Dragen and Lancer. Civil highlights included the Oil Spill Response classic Boeing 727.
JASDF Phantom Farewell
After 48 years the Japanese Self Defence Force (JASDF) bid farewell to the F-4EJ Phantom II when 301 Hikotai ceased Phantom operation on 20 November 2020. Japan was one of the last Countries in the world operating the type, attracting lots of aviation enthusiasts to the country to see the “Spooks” in action.
RIAT 2018 Departure
Traditionally most of the participant’s head home on Monday after the show. Like every year this event can be witnessed with special tickets on two sides of the runway.
Royal International Air Tattoo 2018
For the 2018 edition of the world’s biggest military airshow we celebrate 100 years RAF. The Royal International Air Tattoo was held at RAF Fairford on the weekend of 14-15 July, and was blessed with beautiful weather. Over 300 aircraft on display with some special visitors. A big contribution from Canada and the Ukraine was back. Also a first European visit for the JASDF Kawasaki C-2.
Paris Air Show 2017
19 June, Aviamagazine attended the Salon International de l’aeronautique at Paris Le Bourget, better known as the Paris Air Show. The 52nd edition of this bi-annual trade show featured a lot of debuting aircraft, like the Embraer ERJ-195-E2, Mitsubishi MRJ-90, Airbus A350-1000, and Boeing 787-10 to name a few.
Japan is well known for its spotter friendly atmosphere. Combine this with unique military aircraft, no where to be seen, and a variety of Japanese airlines, and you have one for the bucket list. Aviamagazine traveled around two of the main islands and visited the hot spots in the land of the rising sun.
Royal International Air Tatoo 2015
Photo report of the world’s biggest air show at RAF Fairford on 18-19 July 2015. This year star attraction was Japan’s maritime patrol aircraft Kawasaki P-1. The P-1 is one of the contestants to replay’s the aging Royal Navy Nimrod.
Japan Self Defense Force, Air Components
Japan Self Defense Force, Air Components if a coffee table photo book covering the air components of the Japanese Defense Force. 78 pages with 52 full spread photo’s, with stunning photo’s of the F-15, F-4, F-2, YS-11, C-1, OH-1, US-1 and many, many more. This book is free to download and can be used on Apple Mac and iPad.
World Economic Forum 2006 Zurich
Every year the World Economic Forum (WEF) is held at the Swiss town of Davos. The forum, formed in 1971, is attended by political leaders, CEO`s of the world biggest companies, selected intellectuals and journalists from all over the world. A total of 2000 persons gather for several days in Davos. The WEF has big influence on worldwide decision making and thus is a powerful advisory organization. This year`s theme`s included India.