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JASDF – Where Are They Now?

As far as is possible, this section will provide the latest information on the whereabouts of surviving examples of withdrawn JASDF aircraft, which can be found in places far removed from the cosseted shelter of aviation museums. Divided into fixed-wing and helicopter types, the information comes in the form of tables of aircraft by type that are being interspersed with a growing number of photos.

All the aircraft listed are on open-air display unless otherwise stated. Bold-type serial numbers indicate aircraft that appear in photos immediately after the relevant table.

A colour-coded Where Are They Now? listing by prefecture follows the tabular JMSDF aircraft information [here].

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Even base collections are prone to constant change due to airframe damage or deterioration. Many of the aircraft seen at Gifu AB in October 2000
(above) have since either been removed or replaced.
Former prides of the JASDF fleet can come in for some disrespectful treatment at annual base open day events. Fortunately, those at Matsushima AB
(below) escaped the worst of the damage caused by the devastating tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011.
(All photographs on this website are copyright J-HangarSpace unless otherwise stated.) 

matsushima open day

yokokawaf-1rsStill bearing the tail marking of the 6th Sqn based at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture,
this Mitsubishi F-1 ended up at Fuchu AB in Tokyo.

(Photo kindly provided by Yuichi Yokokawa)

Yuichi Yokokawa’s own Japanese-language website can be found at:
http://www1.hinocatv.ne.jp/mizuki-y/AvnHistory/CornerOfAviationHistory.html

Fixed-Wing Types

Beechcraft B-65 (Queen Air A65)

Serial Location
03-3093 Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
  Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
03-3094 JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
03-3095 Naha AB, Okinawa
Last updated: Mar. 1, 2017

airparkb65The B-65 displayed at the JASDF Air Park bears the markings of the Southwestern Command Support Flight based at Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. It was from there that the aircraft was flown to Hamamatsu after its withdrawal from service.

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor

Serial Location
41-0309 On “stilts” minus its wheels at Hofu Kita AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture (June 2014)
51-0331 Nara AB, Nara Prefecture
51-0337 Aviation Museum, Hijiri Village Museum 5889-1 Hijiri, Omi Village, Higashichikuma District, Nagano Prefecture 399-7701
51-0382 Suspended from ceiling in exhibition hangar at JASDF Air Park,
Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
51-0384 On roof of Myouganji Kindergarten, 4-8-2 Nakama, Nakama,
Fukuoka Prefecture 809-0034
61-0389 Uwatoko Park, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture
61-0390 Stored at Shizuhama AB, Shizuoka Prefecture for airshow display purposes
61-0391 On plinths as gate guard at Hofu Minami AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture
61-0402 Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture
61-0406 Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture
71-0416 Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture
71-0419 In front of Shubudai Memorial Hall aviation history museum,
Iruma AB, Saitama Prefecture
71-0420 Reportedly used as instructional airframe in Miyazaki Prefecture (to be confirmed)
71-0428 Mounted on pole on forecourt of car dealership Nagano Motors
1414-1 Tonzawa, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture 421-1311
71-0430 Outside nursery school at 1140 Shirasu, Hakushu-cho, Hokuto,
Yamanashi Prefecture 408-0315
71-0432 Hibariya Park, Gonohe, Sannohe District, Aomori Prefecture
(present in 2010, possibly since removed)
Last updated: Aug. 3, 2014

irumat-34Beech T-34A 71-0419 is parked across from the Shubudai Memorial Hall at Iruma AB. Displayed at an amusement park in Tochigi Prefecture after its retirement from active service in 1981, the aircraft was added to the Iruma collection then housed next to the on-base Inariyama-Koen train station.
The collection took up residence at its current location in 2003.

gifu t-34In contrast to the Iruma example, the Gifu base collection’s T-34A was looking very sorry for itself when this photo was taken in October 2000. Happily, the aircraft is still in residence and even received a new coat of paint in 2010.

shizuhama t-34Normally kept safely tucked away in a hangar, the Shizuhama AB collection’s T-34A is given an airing for special on-base events.

Curtiss C-46D Commando

Serial Location
61-1127 Kawaguchiko Motor Museum, Fujizakura Highland, Narusawa,
Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0320
(See Aug. 29, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
61-1130 (Nose section only) On roof of Marutaka Autos, 2-10-1 Morishita, Koto Ward, Tokyo 134-0004 (to be confirmed)
91-1138 JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
91-1139 Miho AB, Tottori Prefecture (June 2014)
91-1141 Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture
91-1143 (EC-46D) Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, Saitama Prefecture
91-1144 (Nose section and other parts only) Aviation Museum, Hijiri Village Museum, 5889-1 Hijiri, Omi Village, Higashichikuma District, Nagano Prefecture 399-7701
91-1145 (EC-46D) In front of Shubudai Memorial Hall aviation history museum,
Iruma AB, Saitama Prefecture
Last updated: Nov. 3, 2014

tokorozawac-46Curtiss EC-46D 91-1143 graces the park that houses the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum.
Withdrawn from its role as an electronic countermeasures training aircraft in April 1978,
the aircraft has remained in its current location since March 1980.

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(Above) One of the original exhibits at the JASDF Air Park when it opened in April 1999, the C-46 is seen here as it was in September 2000. This aircraft was given a fresh coat of paint late in 2004.
(Below) The same aircraft in October 2012. (Photo: Arjun Sarup)

Arjun Sarup C-46

de Havilland Vampire T.55

Serial Location
63-5571 (Formerly G-5-14) Inside exhibition hangar at JASDF Air Park,
Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
Last updated: Sept. 29, 2013

airparkvampireBuilt and acquired in 1956, the JASDF’s sole de Havilland Vampire T.55 was used to evaluate the
side-by-side training concept. The aircraft was struck of charge in September 1960.
(For another view of this aircraft, please see the photo of the North American T-28D Trojan below)

Fuji T-1A/B*

Serial Location
85-5801 Stored at Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum, Gifu Prefecture
85-5802 (T-1A) Previously displayed at Inariyama Park, Sayama, Saitama Prefecture
(near Iruma AB). Nose section passed to private ownership
85-5803 (T-1A) Fuselage on trailer at Itoh Denki Kosakusho, Kozakai, Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture rear fuselage possibly from ’802 (Jan. 2012)
05-5810 On display in Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum, Gifu Prefecture
05-5812 (T-1A) Gate guard at Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
15-5816 (T-1A) Hofu Kita AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture (June 2014)
15-5825 (T-1A) Inside exhibition hangar at JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB,
Shizuoka Prefecture
25-5840 (T-1A) Shizuhama AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
25-5841 (T-1A) Fuji Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Utsunomiya Plant, Tochigi Prefecture
25-5846 (T-1A) Maruyama Wanpaku no Mori Park, Kawamoto, Ochi District,
Shimane Prefecture
25-5852 (Nose section only, with ’855) Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Café), Irino 4702-16, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
25-5853 On display at Subaru Visitor Center inside Fuji Heavy Industries
Gunma Yajima Plant, Ota, Gunma
25-5855 (Nose section only, with ’852) Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Café), Irino 4702-16, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
25-5856 On indoor display at Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, Saitama Prefecture
  (In separate storage hangar April 2017)
25-5857 (Nose section only) Moved from Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Café, see ’852/855) to as yet unconfirmed location in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Dec. 2005
35-5860 Miho AB, Tottori Prefecture (June 2014)
35-5862 Mitsu Seiki Co., Ltd., 301 Shimogawai, Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture 656-1522
(See Feb. 18, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
35-5863 In front of main entrance within grounds of Oji Technical High School,
6-1 Oji-Honmachi 3-chome, Kitakatsuragi District, Nara Prefecture 636-0012
35-5866 Komaki AB, Aichi Prefecture (Feb. 2014)
35-5867 JASDF No. 1 Supply Depot, Kisarazu AB, Chiba Prefecture
35-5870 Saitama Subaru Sakitama Garden, 1626 Sama, Gyoda City,
Saitama Prefecture 361-0032 (See feature on Aviation Museums page)
(*) T-1B unless otherwise stated
Last updated: Apr. 7, 2017

tokorozawat-1bThis Fuji T-1B was presented to the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum at a ceremony held on
March 19, 2006.

airparkt-1Delivered to the JASDF in July 1961, 15-5825 was assigned to both the Air Proving Wing and the
13th Flight Training Wing in a service career that spanned 27 years.

Komaki T-1Upon its retirement, this 5th Air Technical School T-1B was placed on display at its Komaki base.

Fuji T-3

Serial Location
81-5501 Stored at Shizuhama AB, Shizuoka Prefecture for display purposes
81-5502 Chiran Peace Museum
17881 Kori, Chiran, Minamikyushu, Kagoshima Prefeture 897-0302
81-5506 Hofu Kita AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture (June 2014)
91-5511 Shizuhama AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
91-5514 Mounted on raised structure at plastic model manufacturer Hasegawa Corporation
3-1-2 Yagusu, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture 425-8711
91-5515 Hanyu Skysports Park, 1175 Tsunegi, Hanyu, Saitama Prefecture
91-5516 Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture
99-5517 Inside exhibition hangar at JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
01-5529 Instructional airframe at Department of Aerospace Engineering,
School of Science & Engineering, Teikyo University Utsunomiya Campus,
Tochigi Prefecture
01-5530 Japan Aviation Academy Wajima, Mitsui, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture
01-5533 On indoor display at Mitsu Seiki Co., Ltd., 301 Shimogawai, Awaji,
Hyogo Prefecture 656-1522 (See Feb. 18, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
01-5538 On indoor display at Ishikawa Aviation Plaza, Komatsu Airport,
Ishikawa Prefecture
11-5539 JASDF Omaezaki Sub-Base, Shizuoka Prefecture (June 2013)
11-5540 Instructional airframe at Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1 Ogigaoka,
Nonoichi, Ishikawa Prefecture 921-8501 (May 2012)
11-5543 Miho AB, Tottori Prefecture (June 2014)
11-5546 Displayed at Fuji Heavy Industries Utsunomiya Plant, 1-1-1 Yonan,
Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture
Last updated: Aug. 3, 2014

Chiran T-3The second-built Fuji T-3 joined a now removed North American T-6G outside the Chiran Peace Museum in May 2005. It was thought more suitable to have a Japanese-built aircraft provide a focal point at a museum dedicated to the wartime special attack pilots. For that reason, too, the aircraft’s standard JASDF red and white training colour scheme gave way to a natural metal finish.
(Photo: Arjun Sarup)

shizuhamat-3Serving as gate guard at Shizuhama AB, Fuji T-3 91-5511 retains the tail marking of its time spent with the based 11th Flying Training Wing.

Misawa T-3(Photo: Misawa Aviation & Science Museum)

Hamamatsu Air Park T-3The T-3 at the JASDF Air Park is dramatically suspended from the ceiling. Listed on the engine cowling are the names of the personnel who carried out the aircraft’s final overhaul.
(Photo: Arjun Sarup)

jaawt-3Located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan Aviation Academy Wajima (JAAW) has this former JASDF T-3 on free loan on condition that it is used purely for instructional purposes. Many JAAW instructors formerly served in the SDF, and this connection has eased the obtaining of former SDF aircraft for use on the academy’s courses. (Taken in January 2014, photo courtesy Masayuki Sakamoto, JAAW)

Lockheed F-104J Starfighter

Serial Location
36-8510 Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture
36-8515 On indoor display at Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum, Gifu Prefecture
36-8532 On plinths at Kisarazu AB, Chiba Prefecture
36-8535 Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture (See 46-8656)
36-8536 (Forward fuselage only) At Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Café), Irino 4702-16,
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
36-8537 Hofu Kita AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture (June 2014)
36-8538 (Nose section only) Possibly remains in use for instructional purposes at Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture
36-8539 Indoor display at Ishikawa Aviation Plaza, Komatsu Airport, Ishikawa Prefecture
36-8540 Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture
36-8546 Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
36-8550 JASDF Nemuro Sub-Base, Nemuro, Hokkaido Prefecture (Sept. 2015)
36-8551 JASDF Tobetsu Sub-Base, Ishikari, Hokkaido Prefecture
36-8552 Family Sports Park, Chippubetsu, Uryu District, Hokkaido Prefecture
36-8558 JASDF Tachikawa Sub-Base, Tokyo
46-8560 Japan Aviation Academy High School, Yamanashi Campus, Kai,
Yamanashi Prefecture
46-8567 Instructional airframe inside hangar at Department of Aerospace Engineering, Nippon Bunri University, Oita, Oita Prefecture
46-8568 Kotobuki Park, Nakatonbetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture
46-8573 Kanai Sports Park, Kanaishinbo, Sado, Niigata Prefecture
46-8574 Mounted on pole at Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture
46-8578 IHI Corporation Mizuho Works, Tonogaya 229, Mizuho, Nishitama District, Tokyo
46-8594 On roof of private home in Minobu Town, Minamikoma District,
Yamanashi Prefecture
46-8602 Miho AB, Tottori Prefecture (June 2014)
46-8603 Kasuga AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
46-8604 (Forward fuselage only, with ’617) At Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Cafe), Irino 4702-16, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
46-8607 On elevated structure at Fukui University of Technology, Fukui, Fukui Prefecture
46-8608 Aviation Museum, Hijiri Village Museum
5889-1 Hijiri, Omi Village, Higashichikuma District, Nagano Prefecture 399-7701
46-8609 National Defense Academy, Hashirimizu 1-10-20, Yokosuka,
Kanagawa Prefecture 239-8686
46-8617 (Forward fuselage only, with ’604) At Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Cafe), Irino 4702-16,
Hamamatsu,
Shizuoka Prefecture. Carries spurious serial “517”
46-8630 Mounted on pole in Yuhien (literally “Soar Upwards Park”) inside Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture
46-8636 On plinths at Hofu-Minami AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture
46-8646 Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture
56-8653 Nara AB, Nara Prefecture (April 2015)
46-8656 Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture with spurious serial “36-8535”
56-8662 Fuchu AB, Tokyo
56-8663 Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
56-8666 In front of Shubudai Memorial Hall aviation history museum, Iruma AB,
Saitama Prefecture
56-8672 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aerospace Systems, Komaki South Plant,
Aichi Prefecture (See Feb. 22, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
76-8686 Stored at Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture, displayed on airshow days
76-8687 On plinths at Kyoyama Solar Green Park, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture
76-8688 Mounted on pole at Naha AB, Okinawa Prefecture (with tail from 76-8683)
76-8689 Stored for airshow static display purposes at Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture
76-8693 Inside exhibition hangar at JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
76-8696 Shizuhama AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
76-8698 JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture (UF-104J standard)
76-8699 Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture
76-8704 Kumagaya AB, Saitama Prefecture (See Location Report 5)
76-8705 Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
  Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
76-8706 Mounted on roof of plastic model manufacturer Hasegawa Corporation
3-1-2 Yagusu, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture 425-8711
76-8710 Nakanihon Aviation College, Seki, Gifu Prefecture
Last updated: Mar. 1, 2017

F-104J Nippon Bunri Univ.Having escaped the scrapyard, some former SDF have remained in the same hands for many years.
Delivered to the 202nd Sqn on Jan. 31, 1964, this F-104J was withdrawn from use with the same
unit on Mar. 21, 1980. It has been kept in a hangar at Nippon Bunri University in Oita for
around 30 years. The JASDF H-19 in the background was not so lucky and has long  
since been removed.  
([October 1988] Photo: Takao Kadokami)

irumaf-104jHaving served for 17 years, this Mitsubishi-built F-104J Starfighter has been put out to grass close to Iruma AB’s Shubudai Memorial Hall, which is visible in the left background.

Misawa F-104J(Photo: Misawa Aviation & Science Museum)

airparkuf-104jOriginally delivered to the 204th Sqn in July 1967, the Starfighter displayed outside at the JASDF Air Park has been painted in the markings carried by the 14 aircraft converted to UF-104J/JA pilotless target drone standard. These were flown from Iwo Jima between 1994 and 1997.

Naha F-104JThe pole-mounted F-104J at Naha AB. Displayed next to an F-4EJ and a T-33A, the aircraft can be seen  from the Naha airport monorail visible in the background. (Photo: Andy Binks [October 2014])

Lockheed F-104DJ Starfighter

Serial Location
36-5001 Intact at Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture
 (with ’005).
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
  Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
36-5005 As 36-5001 (in dismantled state)
36-5007 On the roof above entrance to Kawaguchiko Motor Museum, Fujizakura
Highland, Narusawa,
Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0320
(See Aug. 29, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
36-5008 Shirokawa Athletic Park, 30-2 Doi, Shirokawa-cho, Seiyo City,
Ehime Prefecture 797-1701
36-5011 (Front fuselage section only) Café Avion, Midori Ward, Yokohama,
Kanagawa Prefecture
Last updated: Mar. 1, 2017

gifu f-104dj
The JASDF received a total of 20 two-seat F-104DJ Starfighters from August 1962 onwards. Although five were eventually passed on to Taiwan, the version is now poorly represented in its original country
of operation. Two of the remaining aircraft, including “005″ shown when displayed at Gifu AB
(above),
were at one time within the area closed off following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. J-HangarSpace checked the status of the example on the roof of the Kawaguchiko Motor Museum when the Zero Fighter Collection collection was once again open to the public for
the month of August 2014. For an improvement on the admittedly substandard image below,
which dates back to August 2001, please refer to Aviation Museum Report 7.

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Lockheed T-33A

Serial Location
51-5609 Kumagaya AB, Saitama Prefecture (See Location Report 5)
51-5610 Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
51-5612 Shizuhama AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
51-5620 In front of Shubudai Memorial Hall aviation history museum,
Iruma AB, Saitama Prefecture
51-5623 At Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Café), Irino 4702-16, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
51-5626 Matsushima AB, Tochigi Prefecture
51-5627 Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
51-5629 In Yuhien (literally “Soar Upwards Park”) inside Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture
51-5632 Hofu Kita AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture (June 2014)
51-5637 Sozaburonuma Park, Mitane, Yamamoto District, Akita Prefecture
51-5639 Kawaguchiko Motor Museum, Fujizakura Highland, Narusawa,
Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0320
(See Aug. 29, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
51-5644 Kasuga AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
51-5645 Next to main gate at Komaki AB, Aichi Prefecture (Feb. 2014)
51-5646 Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) Gifu Plant, Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture
(was previously painted to represent first KHI-produced aircraft 61-5201)
51-5647 Miho AB, Tottori Prefecture (June 2014)
51-5652 JASDF Tachikawa sub-base, Tokyo
51-5663 Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture
61-5207 Stored at Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
61-5221 On indoor display at Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum, Gifu Prefecture
(T-33AKai standard)
61-5228 Japan Aviation Academy Network (JANET) Corporation,
Yamanashi Campus, Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture
61-5229 Green Palace (B&G Foundation) marine centre, Yunomae, Kuma District, Kumamoto Prefecture
71-5239 Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
71-5242 Tamazato Sports Park, 2316-1 Kurimatashika, Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture
71-5244 Okuchi Sports Center, Okuchitorisu, Isa, Kagoshima Prefecture
71-5250 On “stilts” at Akadomari Coastal Sports Park, 2458 Akadomari, Akadomarimura,
Sado District, Niigata Prefecture
71-5253 Kannondaki Park, 7601 Nakatsugawa, Satsuma Town, Satsuma District,
Kagoshima Prefecture
71-5279 On plinths at Yoshii Sports Island, 1166 Yoshiimachi Chitose, Ukiha,
Fukuoka Prefecture 839-1304
71-5293 On “stilts” at Retro Tachiarai Station, Chikuzen, Fukuoka Prefecture
(prior to Dec. 2008, location housed the Tachiarai Peace Museum)
71-5303 Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture
71-5305 Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
  Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
71-5321 On indoor display at Ishikawa Aviation Plaza, Komatsu Airport,
Ishikawa Prefecture
81-5327 Naha AB, Okinawa Prefecture
81-5335 W2Design, Hinode, Nishi-Tama, Tokyo
(Displayed as skeleton fuselage at Aerospace Exhibition Tokyo, Oct. 2013)
81-5340 Mounted on plinths in clearing at Meda Forest Park, Izumo,
Shimane Prefecture (Apr. 2012)
81-5345 (Nose section only) Military Shop Ordnance, Nago, Okinawa Prefecture
81-5348 Nara AB, Nara Prefecture (April 2015)
81-5349 In poor condition at the exit of Car Park No. 2, Nago Pineapple Park, Nago,
Okinawa Prefecture (Tail section is from 81-5382)
81-5350 Close to Tokunoshima Airport terminal building, Kagoshima Prefecture (Apr. 2011)
81-5351 JASDF Yakumo sub-base, Yamakoshi District, Hokkaido Prefecture
(81-5358) (See 91-5403)
81-5362 Next to Hyugashintomi Station (JR Hyuga Line), Shintomi, Miyazaki Prefecture (close to Nyutabaru AB)
81-5364 At one time mounted on pole, in field as part of a small collection in Minobu
Town, Minamikoma District, Yamanashi Prefecture
(appeared on Japanese TV programme, April 2016)
81-5375 (Fuselage only) Privately owned, in front of house in Minami Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
81-5379 Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture
81-5387 Bihoro Aviation Park, Bihoro, Abashiri District, Hokkaido Prefecture
91-5403 Metase no Mori (Metasequoia Grove) parkland, 765 Yuminoshi, Chikujo,
Chikujo District, Fukuoka Prefecture 829-0107 (bears spurious serial 81-5358)
91-5410 Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture
Last updated: Mar. 1, 2017

shizuhamat-33Forming part of the base collection, Lockheed T-33A 51-5612 is now resident at Shizuhama,
Shizuoka Prefecture.

kakamit-33The T-33A on display at Kakamigahara was first delivered to the JASDF in November 1956.

Yuichi Yokokawa T-33AThe composite T-33A that stands close to the exit of a car park at Nago Pineapple Park in Okinawa. The aircraft was formerly displayed in an equally poor condition at a nearby military surplus supplies store. (Photo: Yuichi Yokokawa [April 2014])

McDonnell-Douglas F-4EJKai Phantom II

Serial Location
17-8302 (F-4EJ) In Yuhien (literally “Soar Upwards Park”) inside Hyakuri AB,
 Ibaraki Prefecture
37-8319 On plinths at Aviation Plaza, Airport Park, Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture
37-8321 Naha AB, Okinawa Prefecture
47-8345 Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture
57-8360 Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture
57-8375 Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture
Last updated: Oct. 9, 2013

 Hyakuri F-4EJKaiThis former 302nd TFS F-4EJKai is displayed in an open area close to the Ibaraki airport
terminal building, opposite Hyakuri AB. 
(Photo: Tetsuya Otabe)

McDonnell-Douglas RF-4E/EJ Phantom II

Serial Location
57-6906 (RF-4E) In Yuhien (literally “Soar Upwards Park”) inside Hyakuri AB,
 Ibaraki Prefecture
87-6412 (RF-4EJ) On plinths at Aviation Plaza, Airport Park, Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture
Last updated: Oct. 9, 2013

 Hyakuri RF-4EJHaving avoided being modified to the upgraded standard and being broken up for spares, this RF-4EJ also graces the Aviation Plaza at Ibaraki airport, adjacent to its former base.
(Photo: Tetsuya Otabe)

Mitsubishi F-1

Serial Location
70-8201 Stored in hangar at Iruma AB, Saitama Prefecture, opposite base’s
Shubudai Memorial Hall aviation history museum
70-8207 Mitsu Seiki Co., Ltd., 301 Shimogawai, Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture 656-1522
(See Feb. 18, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
80-8212 (Nose section only) At Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Cafe), 4702-16 Irino, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture 432-8061
80-8219 Used for fire crew training at Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
80-8223 Mounted on pole as gate guard at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture
90-8225 On indoor display at JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
90-8227 On indoor display at JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
90-8231 Viewable from road only at closed Harada Collection Racing Palace
(formerly Gotemba Racing Palace) automobile museum (Dec. 2014)
73-1, Yoshikubo, Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture 410-1322
90-8232 Formerly at Tsuiki AB, now at JGSDF Otsu Army Camp, Shiga Prefecture
90-8233 (Nose section only)
On indoor display inside PR Building, Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture
90-8234 On plinths as gate guard at Kasuga AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
00-8242 JASDF Erimo Sub-Base, Hokkaido Prefecture
00-8246 JASDF Sado Sub-Base, Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture
00-8247 Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture
00-8249 JASDF Kamo Sub-Base, Ogashi, Akita Prefecture
10-8256 Hofu-Kita AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture (June 2014)
20-8260 On plinths close to main base collection at Miho AB, Tottori Prefecture (June 2014)
20-8263 National Defence Academy, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture (Mar. 2014)
30-8268 Gate guard at U.S.-Japan Joint Air Defence Command HQ, Yokota AB, Tokyo
60-8273 Kumagaya AB, Saitama Prefecture (See Location Report 5)
60-8274 In Yuhien (literally “Soar Upwards Park”) inside Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture
60-8275 Fuchu AB, Tokyo (See Yuichi Yokokawa’s photo at the top of this page.)
70-8277 Mounted on plinths as gate guard at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
Last updated: Dec. 7, 2014

tsuiki f-1In September 2000, the retired Mitsubishi F-1 then on display at Tsuiki AB was adorned with temporary special markings to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 6th Sqn, the resident operator of the type. All the aircraft in the Tsuiki base collection were treated to a new paint finish in 2012.

Mitsubishi MU-2S

Serial Location
73-3201 (Fuselage only) At Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Café), Irino 4702-16, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
13-3209 Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB,
Shizuoka Prefecture
83-3223 Miyazaki Universal College, Miyazaki
63-3228 Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture
Last updated: May 9, 2016

airparkmu-2Delivered to the JASDF in 1971, the MU-2S on display at the Air Park was with the Air Rescue Wing’s Akita detachment prior to its retirement from active service.

Mitsubishi T-2

Serial Location
19-5101 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aerospace Systems, Komaki South Plant,
Aichi Prefecture (See Feb. 22, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
29-5102 JASDF Air Proving Wing 50th anniversary monument,
Lake Hamana, Gifu Prefecture
29-5103 (T-2CCV) Moved from long-term storage at Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture, to indoor display at nearby Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum in December 2014
59-5105 Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture (standard training scheme; see ’177)
59-5107 (FS-T2Kai) Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture (from Feb. 20, 2017)
(formerly at No. 2 Supply Depot, Gifu AB)
59-5109 Removed from display at Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture,
possibly placed in storage
59-5111 Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
(Blue Impulse aerobatic team markings)
59-5114 Used for flight simulator exhibit inside JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB,
Shizuoka Prefecture
59-5115 (Nose section) Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
  Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
69-5125 Ashino Prefectural Park, Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture
69-5126 Takayama Air Park, Ayagawa, Kagawa Prefecture
79-5146 (Nose section) On top of shed roof in Minobu Town, Minamikoma District,
Yamanashi Prefecture (Feb. 2012)
89-5151 Mounted on pillars at Kojika Kindergarten, 1-100 Hirai, Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture
99-5163 On indoor display at Ishikawa Aviation Plaza, Komatsu Airport,
Ishikawa Prefecture (Blue Impulse aerobatic team markings)
19-5173 On indoor display at Kakamigahara Aerospace Museum, Gifu Prefecture
(Blue Impulse aerobatic team markings)
29-5175 In Yuhien (literally “Soar Upwards Park”) inside Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture
(Blue Impulse aerobatic team markings)
29-5176 Matsushima AB, Ibaraki Prefecture (Blue Impulse aerobatic team colours)
29-5177 Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture
(Blue Impulse aerobatic team markings; see ’105)
51-5192 Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture
79-5193 On display in hangar at Department of Aerospace Engineering,
School of Science & Engineering, Teikyo University Utsunomiya Campus,
Tochigi Prefecture
89-5196 Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture
Last updated: Mar. 1, 2017

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Given the nickname “Triple Sticks” from the last three digits of its serial number, T-2 59-5111 at the JASDF Air Park
(above) retains the markings of its time with the Blue Impulse aerobatic display team. Sister ship 99-5163 (below) has been granted pride of place at the Ishikawa Prefecture Aviation Plaza located across from Komatsu Airport’s terminal buildings.

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Misawa T-2(Photo: Misawa Aviation & Science Museum)

North American F-86D Sabre

Serial Location
84-8102 In storage hangar at Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, Saitama Prefecture
84-8104 In JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
84-8106 Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
84-8115 Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
84-8119 Family Sports Park, Chippubetsu, Uryu District, Hokkaido Prefecture
94-8125 Painted as “84-8111” at Komaki AB, Aichi Prefecture (Feb. 2014)
84-8127 Hofu Minami AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture
84-8128 Kumagaya AB, Saitama Prefecture (See Location Report 5)
84-8134 Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture
94-8146 Aviation Museum, Hijiri Village Museum 5889-1 Hijiri, Omi Village,
Higashichikuma District, Nagano Prefecture 399-7701
04-8164 (Front fuselage only) Kissa Hikojo (Airfield Café), Irino 4702-16,
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
04-8182 In store with damaged tail at Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture
(with spurious serial “04-8209”)
04-8183 Shizuhama AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
04-8187 Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture
04-8191 JGSDF Army Camp Zentsuji, Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture
04-8195 Kaimondake Nature Park, Kagoshima Prefecture
04-8196 Nara AB, Nara Prefecture (painted as “84-8100”)
04-8197 In Yuhien (literally “Soar Upwards Park”) inside Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture
04-8199 Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture
04-8202 Miho AB, Tottori Prefecture (June 2014)
04-8203 Hofu Kita AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture (June 2014)
04-8205 Instructional airframe at Japan Aviation Academy High School, Yamanashi Campus, Kai, Yamanashi Prefecture
14-8217 Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture
14-8222 JGSDF Otsu Army Camp, Shiga Prefecture
Last updated: Aug. 3, 2014

shizuhamaf-86dSeen in May 2012, the well-preserved F-86D Sabre at Shizuhama sports the shachihoko tail marking
 that was worn by three Komaki-based F-86 units.

Komaki F-86DForming part of the base collection at Komaki in Aichi Prefecture, this F-86D bears a spurious serial number in place of 94-8125 and 102 Sqn tail markings.

tokorozawaf-86dThe Tokorozawa Aviation Museum’s F-86D Sabre was surrounded by assorted artifacts at
the October 2013 storage hangar open day.

North American F-86F-40* Sabre

Serial Location
52-7403 (*F-86F-30) Hofu-Minami AB, Yamaguchi Prefecture
52-7406 (*F-86F-30) Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
52-7408 (*F-86F-25) Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture
62-7415 (*F-86F-30) Chitose AB, Hokkaido Prefecture
62-7417 (*F-86F-30) Shizuhama AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
(62-7427) See 92-7897
62-7437 (Identity to be confirmed.) Instructional airframe inside hangar at Department
of Aerospace Engineering, Nippon Bunri University, Oita, Oita Prefecture
62-7508 Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture
62-7527 Nara AB, Nara Prefecture
62-7702 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aerospace Systems, Komaki South Plant,
Aichi Prefecture (See Feb. 22, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
72-7723 Displayed inside resource centre at Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture
(72-7743) See 92-7910
72-7749 Sodeura Park, Ryuyo, Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture
72-7753 On raised structure in car park of Seikodo (now DrugTops) drugstore
1011-3 Iguchishinden, Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture 946-0076
82-7777 Kasuga AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
(in Blue Impulse aerobatic team markings; see 02-7964)
82-7778 Komaki AB, Aichi Prefecture (Feb. 2014)
82-7789 Matsushima AB, Miyagi Prefecture
82-7807 In front of Shubudai Memorial Hall aviation history museum,
Iruma AB, Saitama Prefecture
(82-7818) See 92-7883
82-7849 Kumagaya AB, Saitama Prefecture (See Location Report 5)
82-7865 Aviation Museum, Hijiri Village Museum 5889-1 Hijiri, Omi Village, Higashichikuma District, Nagano Prefecture 399-7701
92-7883 JGSDF Kita Utsunomiya Army camp, Tochigi Prefecture
(with spurious serial 82-7818)
92-7885 In Yuhien (literally “Soar Upwards Park”) inside Hyakuri AB, Ibaraki Prefecture
92-7888 Peace park within Hachimenzan Nature Park, Sanko, Oita Prefecture
92-7897 Gifu AB, Gifu Prefecture (sporting spurious serial 62-7427)
92-7910 Bears spurious serial 72-7743 at local museum
Shimizu 36-1, Kota, Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture 444-0124 (Mar. 2014)
92-7916 Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture
92-7922 Nose section only displayed inside resource centre at Tsuiki AB,
Fukuoka Prefecture
(92-7929) See 12-7975
92-7938 Mounted on pole at Tsuiki AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
02-7946 (Painted as 12-7996) Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District,
 Fukushima Prefecture
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
  Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
02-7960 Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
(in Blue Impulse aerobatic team markings; see also 02-7966)
02-7962 Painted as Blue Impulse 02-7960 at Zero Fighter Museum (Kawaguchiko Aviation
Hall), Fujizakura Highland, Narusawa, Minamitsuru District,
Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0320
(See Aug. 29, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
02-7964 JASDF Takahatayama sub-base, Kushima, Miyazaki Prefecture
(with spurious serial 82-7777, q.v.)
02-7966 Mounted on pole at JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
(in Blue Impulse aerobatic team markings; see also 02-7960)
02-7970 Derelict at Zero Fighter Museum (Kawaguchiko Automobile Hall),
Yamanashi Prefecture (see 02-7962)
(See Aug. 29, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
12-7975 Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture (with spurious serial “92-7929”)
12-7996 (See 02-7946)
Last updated: Mar. 1, 2017

airparkf-86fThe pole-mounted F-86F makes a distinctive feature at the main entrance to the Air Park’s exhibition hall. Another example is on terra firma static display inside the building.

utsunomiyaf-86This JASDF F-86F interloper at JGSDF Kita-Utsunomiya Army camp has been painted to loosely represent an aircraft from the Blue Impulse aerobatic team.

Komaki F-86FThe F-86F preserved at Komaki shares a picturesque on-base display area with a
number of other retired aircraft.

North American T-6G* Texan

Serial Location
52-0002 (*T-6D) Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture
52-0010 (*T-6F) Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB,
Shizuoka Prefecture
52-0011 (*T-6F) In storage for airshow display purposes at Shizuhama AB,
Shizuoka Prefecture
(“72-0022”) (See 72-0176)
52-0041 Japan Aviation Academy Network (JANET) Corporation, Yamanashi Prefecture
52-0071 JGSDF Fukushima Army camp, Fukushima City, as “86-1144”
(52-0074) Formerly stored at Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture, scrapped 2014 [link
52-0075 Komaki AB, Aichi Prefecture
52-0076 Bihoro Aviation Park, Bihoro, Abashiri District, Hokkaido Prefecture
52-0078 JGSDF Higashi-Chitose Army camp, Hokkaido Prefecture
52-0082 Komatsu AB, Ishikawa Prefecture
52-0083 Nara National College of Technology, 22 Yatacho, Yamatokoriyama,
Nara Prefecture
52-0084 Yamazaki Mazak Corporation of Oguchi, Aichi Prefecture
52-0098? Zero Fighter Museum (Kawaguchiko Aviation Hall), Yamanashi Prefecture
(See Aug. 29, 2014, report on Aviation Museums page)
52-0099 On indoor display at Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, Saitama Prefecture
52-0101 Disguised as Zero on plinths inside the Zero Fighter Research Center at
Rurikei Spa, Sonobe, Nantan, Kyoto Prefecture
52-0118 In front of love hotel (Hotel 2in1), Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture (April 2017)
52-0128 Kumagaya AB, Saitama Prefecture (See Location Report 5)
52-0131 Part of small collection in Minobu Town, Minamikoma District,
Yamanashi Prefecture (appeared on Japanese TV programme, April 2016)
72-0142 In dilapidated state in park at Kiryugaoka amusement park, Miyamotomachi 4-1-1,
Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture
72-0147 JGSDF Iwate Army camp, Takizawa, Iwate District, Iwate Prefecture
72-0169 Nyutabaru AB, Miyazaki Prefecture
72-0176 (Painted as 72-0022) Old Car Center, Naraha, Futaba District,
Fukushima Prefecture
 (Note: Placed off limits following the March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power
  Plant disaster, the Old Car Center reopened in April 2016.)
Last updated: Apr. 7, 2017

shizuhamat-6Shizuhama personnel drag out the resident T-6F Texan (above) for the base’s annual open house event. Note the strategically placed engine oil drip tray.
The positioning of the T-6G at the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum
(below) affords
this glimpse into the rear cockpit.
tokorozawat-6cockpit

North American T-28D Trojan

Serial Location
63-0581 Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
Last updated: Oct. 9, 2013

airpark t-28Initially assigned the civil registration JA3086 when imported from the manufacturer in 1954, this North American T-28D Trojan was passed to the then Japan Defense Agency for technical research purposes in 1956. Converted for the reconnaissance training role in 1962, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing at Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, on July 3, 1963, when serving with the 501st Sqn. For a time used
as an instructional airframe at Kumagaya AB in Saitama Prefecture, the aircraft was in place
when the Air Park first opened its doors in April 1999.


Helicopter Types

Kawasaki-Vertol KV-107IIA-5

Serial Location
24-4832 Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
74-4844 Stored in hangar at Iruma AB, Saitama Prefecture, opposite Shubudai Memorial Hall aviation history museum
04-4851 Komaki AB, Aichi Prefecture (Feb. 2014)
Last updated: Feb. 23, 2014

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J-HangarSpace was present at Iruma AB on November 3, 2009, when KV-107IIA-5 74-4844 was put through a spirited performance on what was its last flight. Its wings clipped, the aircraft is
currently languishing next to the Mitsubishi F-1 prototype in a storage hangar
opposite the base’s Shubudai Memorial Hall.

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Komaki KV107The Komaki AB collection’s KV-107IIA-5 seen bathed in early spring sunshine in February 2014.

JASDF Air Park KV-107A long-standing resident, the JASDF Air Park’s KV-107IIA-5 was formerly assigned to the air rescue unit at the adjacent Hamamatsu AB.

Piasecki H-21B

Serial Location
02-4756 JASDF Air Park, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
Last updated: Jan. 9, 2014

gifuv44
The recent removal of H-21B 02-4759
(above) from the Gifu base collection leaves only one example of the type on permanent display, at the JASDF Air Park (below).

airparkh-21

Sikorsky H-19C

Serial Location
91-4707 Ashiya AB, Fukuoka Prefecture bearing spurious serial 91-4777
91-4709 Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
Last updated: Jan. 9, 2014

ashiya h-19Seen here in September 2000, the H-19C that serves as a gate guard at Ashiya AB reportedly remains in good condition.

airparkh-19Formerly operated from Hamamatsu AB, this fortunate H-19C has been on indoor display at the adjacent JASDF Air Park since March 2000.

Sikorsky S-62J

Serial Location
53-4774 Inside JASDF Air Park exhibition hangar, Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture
53-4775 Next to main gate at Komaki AB, Aichi Prefecture (Feb. 2014)
63-4776 Miho AB, Tottori Prefecture (June 2014)
Last updated: Aug. 3, 2014

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(Above and below) Three of the JASDF’s nine Mitsubishi-built Sikorsky S-62J rescue helicopters remain. Known by the unofficial name of Raicho (Ptarmigan), the type was in sevice from 1963 to 1983 before being replaced by the more capable, twin-engined Kawasaki-Vertol KV-107.

Komaki S-62J

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Notices

Announcements

JASDF
2016 Airshow Dates
Mar. 13  Komaki

Kumagaya AB 2016

Apr. 3  Kumagaya

Hofu-Kita leaflet 2016

May 22  Hofu-Kita

Miho poster 2016

May 29  Miho
Aug. 7  Chitose
Sept. 11  Misawa
Sept. 19  Komatsu
Sept. 25  Akita
        (Airport event)
Sept. 25  Shizuhama
Oct. 9  Ashiya
Oct. 16  Hamamatsu
Oct. 30  Gifu
Nov. 3  Iruma
Nov. 26  Kasuga
Nov. 27  Hyakuri
Nov. 27  Tsuiki
Dec. 4  Nyutabaru
Dec. 11  Naha

2017 Airshow Dates
Mar. 5  Komaki
Apr. 2  Kumagaya

JASDF Hofu-Kita

May 21  Hofu-Kita
May 21  Shizuhama

Miho poster 2017

May 28  Miho
July 23  Chitose
Aug. 27  Matsushima
Sept. 10  Misawa
Sept.*  Komatsu
Oct.*  Ashiya
Oct. 15  Hamamatsu
Oct.*  Hyakuri
  (SDF Review)
Nov. 3  Iruma
Nov. 19  Gifu
Nov. 25  Kasuga
Nov. 26  Tsuiki
Dec. 3  Nyutabaru
Dec. 9-10  Naha

2018 Airshow Dates
Mar. 3  Komaki
Nov. 3  Iruma
Nov. *  Hyakuri

JGSDF
2016 Airshow Dates
Apr. 9  Somagahara
Apr. 10  Takayubaru

Metabaru 2016

Apr. 16  Metabaru
Apr. 17  Kasuminome
Apr. 23  Hachinohe
Apr. 24  Narashino
June 5  Kasumigaura
June 19  Asahikawa
June 19  Kita-
          Utsunomiya
June 19  Okadama
Sept. 10  Obihiro
Oct. 1  Tachikawa
Oct. 2  Akeno
Oct. 16  Yao
Nov. 20  Naha

2017 Airshow Dates

Kisarazu 170225

Feb. 25  Kisarazu

Metabaru 2017

Apr. 1  Metabaru
(Cherry Blossom
    Festival on Apr. 2)

Somagahara 170408

Apr. 8  Somagahara
Apr. 9  Takayubaru

Apr. 16  Kasuminome
   (60th anniversary)

Utsunomiya 170416

Apr. 16  Utsunomiya
   (67th anniversary
   with parade/flypast)
May 21  Kasumigaura
   (64th anniversary)
May 28
    Kita-Utsunomiya
   (44th anniversary)
June 25  Okadama
Sept. 2  Obihiro
Sept.*  Kisarazu
Sept.*  Tachikawa
Oct. 15  Yao
Nov. 4  Akeno
Nov. 19  Naha

2018 Airshow Dates
Jan. 14  Narashino 

JMSDF
2016 Airshow Dates
Apr. 24  Kanoya
             (Cancelled)
April 30  NAF Atsugi
May 5  Iwakuni
  (+ Friendship Day)
May 22  Omura
             (Cancelled)
June 4  Ohminato
July 16  Maizuru

July 17 Komatsushima
July 18  Kobe-Hanshin
July 30  Tateyama
Sept. 4  Hachinohe
Sept. 25  Tokushima
Oct. 16  Ozuki
  (“Swell Festival”)
Oct. 29  Shimofusa

2017 Airshow Dates
Apr. 29  NAF Atsugi
Apr. 30  Kanoya
May 5  Iwakuni
(joint Friendship Day)
May 21  Omura
June*  Ohminato
July*  Komatsushima
July*  Ozuki
(children’s event)
July 29  Maizuru
Sept.*  Hachinohe
Sept.*  Shimofusa
Sept.*  Tokushima
Oct.*  Ozuki
  (“Swell Festival”)

(*) Date to be confirmed

(Please note that air show dates are subject to change/cancellation.)


Links

The Aviation Historian

Japan Association of Aviation Photo-
graphers
 (JAAP, Japanese only)

Asian Air Arms

Visitors
(from Feb. 2016, earlier shown below)

Visitors to Feb. 2016

Past visitors