Sora Tobu Kôhôshitsu
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TV Series (2013)
Japanese title: 空飛ぶ広報室
English title: Public Affairs Office in the Sky
Yui Aragaki (Rika Inaba)
Go Ayano (Daisuke Sorai)
Kyohei Shibata (Masashi Sagisaka)
Inaba Rika, whose childhood dream was to become a news reporter, is instead a director for an informative TV program. At one point, she was a reporter; however, her career was cut short after her ambitious habits for obtaining and reporting news provoked too many people. Sorai Daisuke is a former fighter pilot, who was so~ close to achieving his dream of being a pilot for the flying squadron, "Blue Impulse. Unfortunately, his involvement in an accident causes him to be reassigned to the public relations office. This is the story about how two people who have to deal with having their dreams crushed.
- 1 Gulfstream Aerospace U-4
- 2 Hawker Beechcraft U-125A
- 3 Hawker Beechcraft U-125A
- 4 Kawasaki C-1
- 5 Kawasaki C-1
- 6 Kawasaki C-1
- 7 Kawasaki CH-47J Chinook
- 8 Kawasaki T-4
- 9 Kawasaki T-4
- 10 Kawasaki T-4
- 11 Kawasaki T-4
- 12 Kawasaki T-4
- 13 Kawasaki T-4
- 14 Lockheed C-130 Hercules
- 15 Mitsubishi F-2B
- 16 Mitsubishi F-4EJKai Phantom II
- 17 Mitsubishi F-4EJKai Phantom II
- 18 Mitsubishi F-15J
- 19 Mitsubishi F-15J
- 20 Mitsubishi F-15J
- 21 Mitsubishi F-15J
- 22 Mitsubishi F-15J
- 23 Mitsubishi F-15J
- 24 Mitsubishi F-15J
- 25 Mitsubishi F-15J
- 26 Mitsubishi F-86 Sabre
- 27 Mitsubishi T-2
- 28 Mitsubishi UH-60J
- 29 Raytheon U-125A
- 30 Raytheon U-125A
- 31 See also
Registration 75-3252, c/n 1271 built in 1995. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).
Registration 02-3027, c/n 258824.
U-125A of the Flight Check Squadron of JASDF. Another Beechcraft (02-3027) is visible as well.
Registration 98-1029, c/n 8029.
Registration 28-1002, c/n 8002. This was one of the first C-1s that entered service for the JASDF.
Two YS-11s of the Flight Check Squadron is visible as well in the first screenshot.
Registration 27-4488, c/n 5065.
T-4 used by the Blue Impulse. The lead character, Daisuke, was supposed to become one of the pilots of the Blue Impulse before his dream was dashed by a truck accident.
Multiple T-4s are seen flying in formation. The T-4 flying the furthest right (closest from camera perspective) is 06-5782, c/n 1182; with the T-4 to the left of it is 46-5715, c/n 1115; 46-5711, c/n 1111; and 96-5613, c/n 1013. The plane banking to the left is also a T-4 but without a visible reg.
Multiple T-4s are parked in this scene, with a E-767 in the background.
Registration 16-5658, c/n 1058. As seen here (as part of a flashback), this T-4 was one of the aircraft damaged by the 3.11 Tsunami that had affected the Matsushima Air Base. The fate of this aircraft post-2011 is unknown but is likely written off.
Registration 36-5708, c/n 1108.
Registration 86-5769, c/n 1169.
Parked in the background. 2 T-4 trainers can also be seen to the left.
Registration 23-8114, c/n M3014. This was one of the 18 F-2B fighters at Matsushima Base that was damaged by the 3.11 tsunami, and it is unclear if this specific fighter was written off or was repaired to airworthiness.
Registration 57-8356, c/n M056.
A T-4 and a F-15J can be seen in the background.
The main character, Daisuke, was a F-15 fighter pilot of the 305th Tactical Fighter Squadron during the opening scenes of the first episode. In it, he is shown flying 22-8805 (c/n 561 /005) out of Hyakuri Air Base.
32-8823 (c/n 023) and 82-8905 (c/n 105) are visible in the background, with another F-15J's nose visible next to 32-8823 as well as a 4th F-15J to the right of 82-8905. Operated by the 305th Tactical Fighter Squadron.
Operated by the 305th Tactical Fighter Squadron.
72-8882, c/n 082.
22-8940, c/n 140. Operated by the 305th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Daisuke reminisces his F-15 pilot days in this scene.
62-8875, c/n 075, of the 305th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Two other F-15Js of the 305TFS and a UH-60 is also visible.
32-8823, c/n 023, seen being towed in the background.
4 F-15Js flying in formation.
Registration 82-7789, c/n 238-19. On display at Matsushima Air Base. The red tape on the nose indicates how high the tsunami came up at Matsushima Base during the 3.11 Tohoku Earthquake.
Registration 69-5128, c/n 028. Formerly used by the Blue Impulse and currently on static display in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi.
Used by the Air Rescue Wing of JASDF.
Stock footage of a UH-60 in older livery was also seen in the series
Registration 02-3013, c/n 258370. As shown in this scene, this U-125 was damaged by the 3.11 Tsunami and was subsequently written off.
Registration 22-3019, c/n 258493. Used by the Air Rescue Wing of the Air Self Defense Force.