Iruma Air Show

Nov. 3 is when the annual Iruma Air Show is held at Iruma Air Base in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture. It’s one of Japan’s most spectacular free shows. The main attraction is the Blue Impulse Aerobatic Team performing thrilling stunts in the sky. I went on Nov. 3, 2010 on a beautiful sunny day. A record-breaking 280,000 people were also there. This year also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the Blue Impulse, established in 1960 and inspired by the Thunderbirds of the US Air Force. Iruma Air Base is the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s largest air base. See my video and photos below.

Photos here: https://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=809

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