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|Name of Event||Flight demonstration by Japan Air Self-Defense Force 11th Flighter Squadron 4th Air Wing "Blue Impulse"|
|Purpose||This flight demonstration event is held to express gratitude to the Self-Defense Force for their immense suppport throughout the Tohoku region during the recovery efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as to the medical professionals on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. It also brings opportunities to raise the dreams and spirits of the people.|
|Date & Time||2:30pm, May 23 (sun), 2021
(Day 2 of the Yamagata 2021 Tohoku Kizuna Festival)
|Location||Skies over Yamagata City|
|Number of Aircraft||6 (as of current plan)|
A team dedicated to promoting the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and specialized in performing incredible aerial acrobatics at its aviation festivals and major national events–that is Blue Impulse. Officially, the team is known as the 11th Flight Squadron 4th Air Wing of the Matsushima Air Base, Miyagi Prefecture.
Amazing aerial displays of six aircraft enveloped in blue and white, with perfectly coordinated formation flights, and dynamic solo feats unfolding one after the other. The demonstration is a definite surprise for first time viewers, and brings about great emotion and enjoyment in all those watching from below. Their beautiful and incredibly precise displays maintain a high reputation both domestically and abroad, and the team continues to take their skills to the next level under the slogan of "Dare to Create" in an effort to inspire more people.
Source: Japan Air Self-Defense Force website