The Churashima Air Festival is an annual festival that will be held from 1000 to 1900 on December 7, 2019, and from 1000 to 1600 on December 8, 2019. It will take place at the Naha Air Base in Naha in which the Japan Self-Defense Forces boasts their defense might with static shows of air and ground defensive power.

December 7, 2019, will host four 10-minute 25-passenger rides on a CH-47JA Chinook helicopter selected by a lottery system. In order to ride, people must register in order to be selected. The registration deadline for the first two rides will be 1100, in which the first ride will take place at 1300 followed by the second at 1330. Registration for the last two rides will have to be done by 1300 and the where the first ride will take off at 1500 and the second at 1530.

Conditions of riding the helicopter:
  • No children younger than elementary age
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
  • Underage riders have a waiver signed by their patent
  • No Crocs, high heels, or sandals allowed on the flight
December 8, 2019, will have spectacular airshows of F-15s and other aircraft flying in formation.

In addition to this, both days will have fun attractions for children as well as food vendors.

Parking will be at Naha Military Port (seen in location) or CHURASUN Beach (pinned below) with free shuttle busses shuffling passengers to and from the event on both days.


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Naha military port, 垣花町 Naha, Okinawa, Japan

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