Japan Air Self-Defense Force Conducts Blue Impulse Exhibition Flight over Hokuriku Shinkansen Extension Opening Station

Blue Impulse

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force will conduct a Blue Impulse exhibition flight today, March 16, to commemorate the opening of the Kanazawa-Tsuruga section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen.

Taking off from Komatsu Base at 12:35 PM, the outbound flight will take place from 12:36 PM to 12:45 PM, passing over Kaga Onsen Station, Komatsu Station, Awara Onsen Station, Fukui Station, Echizen Takefu Station, and finally, Tsuruga Station, while the return flight, with smoke, will reverse the route from 12:46 PM to 1:35 PM. The aircraft will land back at Komatsu Base at 1:40 PM.

Over Fukui Station, an aerial performance will be held from 12:55 PM to 1:10 PM, featuring maneuvers such as the ‘Heart’ and ‘Sakura,’ inspired by being the happiest prefecture in Japan and the Fukui Sakura Marathon, respectively. The left bank of the Asuwa River between Sakura Bridge and Sakai Bridge is a recommended viewing spot.

An air show will also be performed over Komatsu Station from 1:20 PM to 1:35 PM, including maneuvers such as the ‘Phoenix Low Pass,’ ‘Level Sunrise,’ ‘Heart,’ and ‘Sakura.’

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