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    Another flying jet question

    This isn't something I saw myself, but I just looked at flightradar24 (because I heard a jet flying overhead), and there was a Hawker Hunter (!) that took off from the JMSDF base at Atsugi, and then did circles for some time right outside Tokyo Bay, and then it returned to Atsugi. Does anyone have any idea what a Hawker Hunter would be doing in Japan? Maybe for an air show or something like that?
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    Really casual research on my part, but I typed in Hawker Hunter and Atsugi into Google and got this result near the top...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbor...antage_Company

    Apparently, a US government contractor called ATAC uses them for training purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selenite View Post
    Really casual research on my part, but I typed in Hawker Hunter and Atsugi into Google and got this result near the top...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbor...antage_Company

    Apparently, a US government contractor called ATAC uses them for training purposes.
    Thanks. Yeah, after I asked the question I googled and found that they use them for training and "threat simulation." So probably it was doing some kind of training. It would have been cool to see the actual plane.
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